BMW 750 - Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual for
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740i
740Li
750i
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760Li
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750Li xDrive
Owner's Manual for Vehicle
Thank you for choosing a BMW.
The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control you
will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:
Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW.
Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It con‐
tains important information on vehicle operation that will help you
make full use of the technical features available in your BMW. The
manual also contains information designed to enhance operating
reliability and road safety, and to contribute to maintaining the
value of your BMW.
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed or
integrated Owner's Manual are located in the appendix of the
printed quick reference for the vehicle.
Supplementary information can be found in the additional bro‐
chures in the onboard literature.
We wish you a safe and enjoyable drive.
BMW AG
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Notes
Mobility
At a glance
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25
27
Cockpit
iDrive
Voice activation system
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Controls
32
48
61
65
75
84
88
98
105
125
132
138
Opening and closing
Adjusting
Transporting children safely
Driving
Displays
Lamps
Safety
Driving stability control systems
Driving comfort
Climate control
Interior equipment
Storage compartments
242
243
244
253
255
258
260
266
271
Refueling
Fuel
Wheels and tires
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Maintenance
Replacing components
Breakdown assistance
Care
Reference
276 Technical data
280 Short commands of the voice activation
system
288 Everything from A to Z
Driving tips
144 Things to remember when driving
Navigation
152 Navigation
At a glance
Telephone
Office
Contacts
BMW ConnectedDrive
Controls
6
212
223
232
234
Driving tips
Using this Owner's Manual
Communication
Navigation
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 288.
Communication Entertainment
Contents
Tone
Radio
CD/multimedia
Rear entertainment
Professional rear entertainment
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Mobility
Entertainment
Notes
Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
Symbols on vehicle components
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic is by using the index.
Indicates that you should consult the rele‐
vant section of this Owner's Manual for infor‐
mation on a particular part or assembly.
An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in
the first chapter.
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for
the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐
dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.
Additional sources of information
Your individual vehicle
You have decided in favor of a vehicle with indi‐
vidualized equipment and features.
This Owner's Manual describes the entire array
of options and equipment available for a specific
model.
Should you have any questions, your service
center will be glad to advise you at any time.
As a result, the manual may contain accessories
and equipment that you may not have specified
for your own vehicle.
Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, is
available on the Internet: bmwusa.com.
All options and special equipment are marked
with an asterisk *.
Symbols
For options and equipment not described in this
Owner's Manual, please refer to the Supple‐
mentary Owner's Manuals.
Indicates precautions that must be followed
precisely in order to avoid the possibility of per‐
sonal injury and serious damage to the vehicle.
On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls are
arranged differently than shown in the illustra‐
tions.
◄ Marks the end of a specific item of informa‐
tion.
* Indicates special equipment, country-specific
equipment and optional accessories, as well as
equipment and functions not yet available at the
time of printing.
"..." Identifies Control Display texts used to se‐
lect individual functions.
›...‹ Verbal instructions to use with the voice ac‐
tivation system.
Status of the Owner's Manual
The manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a pol‐
icy of constant development that is conceived
to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody
the highest quality and safety standards. In rare
cases, therefore, the features described in this
Owner's Manual may differ from those in your
vehicle.
››...‹‹ Identifies the answers generated by the
voice activation system.
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
Refers to measures that can be taken to help
protect the environment.
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for
the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐
dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.
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Parts and Accessories
For your own safety, use genuine parts and ac‐
cessories approved by BMW. When you pur‐
chase accessories tested and approved by
BMW and Genuine BMW Parts, you simultane‐
ously acquire the assurance that they have been
thoroughly tested by BMW to ensure optimum
performance when installed on your vehicle.
BMW warrants these parts to be free from de‐
fects in material and workmanship. BMW will not
accept any liability for damage resulting from in‐
stallation of parts and accessories not approved
by BMW. BMW cannot test every product made
by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used
on a BMW safely and without risk to either the
vehicle, its operation, or its occupants. Genuine
BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other prod‐
ucts approved by BMW, together with profes‐
sional advice on using these items, are available
from all BMW centers. Installation and operation
of non-BMW approved accessories such as
alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
wheels, suspension components, brake dust
shields, telephones, including operation of any
mobile phone from within the vehicle without
using an externally mounted antenna, or trans‐
ceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkietalkies, ham radios or similar accessories, may
cause extensive damage to the vehicle, com‐
promise its safety, interfere with the vehicle's
electrical system or affect the validity of the
BMW Limited Warranty. See your BMW center
Service and warranty
We recommend that you read this publication
thoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the fol‐
lowing warranties:
▷ New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
▷ Rust Perforation Limited Warranty.
▷ Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty.
▷ Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.
▷ California Emission Control System Limited
Warranty.
Detailed information about these warranties is
listed in the Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and
designed to meet the particular operating con‐
ditions and homologation requirements in your
country and continental region in order to deliver
the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is op‐
erated under those conditions. If you wish to op‐
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At a glance
Controls
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile
components and parts, including components
found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, con‐
tain or emit chemicals known to the State of Cal‐
ifornia to cause cancer and birth defects and re‐
productive harm. In addition, certain fluids
contained in vehicles and certain products of
component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your
hands after handling. Used engine oil contains
chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory
animals. Always protect your skin by washing
thoroughly with soap and water.
Driving tips
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.
California laws require us to state the following
warning:
Navigation
Therefore, have this work performed only by a
BMW center or a workshop that works accord‐
ing to BMW repair procedures with appropri‐
ately trained personnel.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Communication Entertainment
Advanced technology, e.g., the use of modern
materials and high-performance electronics, re‐
quires suitable maintenance and repair meth‐
ods.
Mobility
Maintenance and repairs
for additional information. Maintenance, re‐
placement, or repair of the emission control de‐
vices and systems may be performed by any au‐
tomotive repair establishment or individual
using any certified automotive part.
Reference
For your own safety
Notes
erate your vehicle in another country or region,
you may be required to adapt your vehicle to
meet different prevailing operating conditions
and homologation requirements. You should
also be aware of any applicable warranty limita‐
tions or exclusions for such country or region. In
such case, please contact Customer Relations
for further information.
Reporting safety defects
For US customers
The following only applies to vehicles owned
and operated in the US.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the Na‐
tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North
America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New
Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone
1-800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer,
or BMW of North America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safe‐
rcar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other information about mo‐
tor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov
For Canadian customers
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety-related defect to Transport Canada, De‐
fect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone
the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can
also obtain other information about motor vehi‐
cle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.
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Mobility
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
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At a glance
These overviews of buttons, switches and
displays are intended to familiarize you with your
vehicle. You will also become quickly acquainted
with the available control concepts and options.
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Cockpit
Cockpit
All around the steering wheel
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Seating comfort functions*
Lane departure warning* 94
Gentleman function* 50
Night Vision with pedestrian de‐
tection* 120
Seat, mirror, steering wheel mem‐
ory* 57
Head-up Display* 123
Active seat* 50
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2
Roller sunblind* for rear window 45
3
Safety switch for the windows and the roller
sun blind* in the rear 45
4
Power windows 44
5
Exterior mirror operation 58
6
Driver assistance systems*
Lamps
Front fog lamps* 87
Parking lamps 84
Low beams 84
Active Blind Spot Detec‐
tion* 95
Collision warning* 110
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Increase distance* 107
Daytime running lights* 85
Decrease distance* 107
Adaptive light control* 85
Volume
High beams, head‐
lamp flasher 70
Voice activation* 25
High-beam Assistant* 86
Roadside parking lamps 85
Telephone* 212
12 Steering column stalk, right
Windshield wipers 70
Computer 77
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Rain sensor* 71
Steering wheel buttons, left
Store speed 112, 106
Resume speed 113, 107
Cruise control on/off, inter‐
rupt 112, 105
Clean the windshields and head‐
lamps* 70
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Start/stop the engine and switch
the ignition on/off 65
14 Horn
15
Steering wheel heating* 60
16
Adjust steering wheel 60
17
Open trunk lid* 40
18 Unlocking the hood
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Controls
Turn signal 70
Driving tips
Entertainment source
Steering column stalk, left
Navigation
11 Steering wheel buttons, right
Communication Entertainment
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10 Instrument cluster 14
Mobility
Instrument lighting 87
Reference
High-beam Assistant* 86
At a glance
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol* 85
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
1
Fuel gauge 75
6
External temperature 76
2
Speedometer
7
Electronic displays 16
3
Indicator/warning lamps 14
8
Miles, trip miles 77
4
Tachometer 76
9
Clock 80
5
Engine oil temperature 76
10 Reset miles 77
Indicator/warning lamps
Instrument cluster
Overview: indicator/warning lamps
Symbol Function or system
Turn signal
Parking brake
Parking brake in Canadian models
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
Several of the lamps are checked for proper
functioning when the engine is started or the ig‐
nition is switched on, and light up briefly in the
process.
Automatic Hold*
Front fog lamps*
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Emissions
Parking lamps, headlamp control
Brake system
Active Cruise Control*
Brake system in Canadian models
Vehicle detection, Active Cruise
Control*
Antilock Brake System ABS
Cruise control*
Antilock Brake System ABS in Cana‐
dian models
Lane departure warning*
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
DSC Dynamic Stability Control or
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
Tire Pressure Monitor*
Safety belts
Text messages
Text messages in combination with a symbol in
the instrument cluster explain a Check Control
message and the meaning of the indicator and
warning lamps.
Supplementary text messages
Additional information on the Control Display,
e.g., on the cause of a malfunction or the re‐
quired action, can be called up via Check Con‐
trol, refer to page 82.
The text of urgent messages is displayed auto‐
matically.
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Mobility
Airbag system
At a glance
High-beam Assistant*
Controls
Steering system
Driving tips
High beams
Navigation
Symbol Function or system
Communication Entertainment
Symbol Function or system
Cockpit
Instrument cluster, electronic displays
1
Symbols and messages, e.g., warnings 14
5
Selection list, e.g., radio 77
2
Range 75
6
Transmission displays 74
3
Computer 77
4
Navigation display* 152
Service display 81
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Headliner 18
2
Control Display 19
PDC Park Distance Con‐
trol* 113
3
Glove compartment, top/bottom 138
Top View* 119
4
Air vent 128
Backup camera* 116
Hazard warning system 266
Side View* 118
Central locking system 39
HDC Hill Descent Control* 99
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6
Radio 172
7
Automatic climate control 125
8
Controller with buttons 19
9
Parking brake 66
Dynamic Driving Control 102
CD/Multimedia 179
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 102
12 Transmission selector lever
Mobility
Auto Hold 68
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10
Communication Entertainment
1
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
All around the center console
Cockpit
All around the headliner
1
Emergency Request* 266
4
Reading lamps* 87
2
Glass sunroof, powered* 46
5
Interior lamps 87
3
Indicator lamp, front passenger
airbag* 90
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The concept
Switching off
The iDrive combines the functions of a multitude
of switches. Thus, these functions can be oper‐
ated from a central location.
1.
At a glance
iDrive
Press the button.
Controls
2. "Switch off control display"
Using the iDrive during a trip
Controls
Switching on
Press the controller again to switch the screen
back on.
Controller
Select menu items and create settings.
1
Control Display
2
Controller with buttons
Communication Entertainment
1. Turn.
The buttons can be used to open the menus
directly. The controller can be used to select
menu items and create the settings.
Control Display
Navigation
Controls at a glance
Driving tips
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occu‐
pants and to other road users, never attempt to
use the controls or enter information unless traf‐
fic and road conditions allow this.◀
2. Press.
Notes
▷ Do not place objects close to the Control
Display; otherwise, the Control Display can
be damaged.
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Reference
Mobility
▷ To clean the Control Display, follow the care
instructions.
iDrive
3. Move in four directions.
All iDrive functions can be called up via the main
menu.
Selecting menu items
Menu items shown in white can be selected.
1. Turn the controller until the desired menu
item is highlighted.
Buttons on controller
Press the button Function
MENU
Open the main menu.
RADIO
Opens the Radio menu.
CD
Opens the CD/Multimedia
menu.
2. Press the controller.
Menu items in the Owner's Manual
In the Owner's Manual, menu items that can be
selected are set in quotation marks, e.g.,
"Settings".
NAV
Opens the Navigation map
view.
TEL
Opens the Telephone
menu.
BACK
Displays the previous
panel.
After a menu item is selected, e.g., "Radio", a
new panel is displayed. Panels can overlap.
OPTION
Opens the Options menu.
▷ Move the controller to the left.
Changing between panels
The current panel is closed and the previous
panel is displayed.
Operating concept
Opening the main menu
Press the button.
The previous panel is opened again by
pressing the BACK button. In this case, the
current panel is not closed.
▷ Move the controller to the right.
A new panel is opened on top of the previous
display.
The main menu is displayed.
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2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is displayed.
View of an opened menu
When a menu is opened, it generally opens with
the panel that was last selected in that menu. To
display the first panel of a menu:
Controls
▷ Move the controller to the left repeatedly
until the first panel is displayed.
At a glance
White arrows pointing to the left or right indicate
that additional panels can be opened.
▷ Press the menu button on the controller
twice.
Press the button.
The "Options" menu is displayed.
Activating/deactivating the functions
Several menu items are preceded by a check‐
box. It indicates whether the function is acti‐
vated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item
activates or deactivates the function.
Driving tips
3. Press the controller.
Opening the Options menu
Setting the clock
Additional options: move the controller to the
right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is dis‐
played.
1.
Press the button. The main menu is
displayed.
2. Turn the controller until "Settings" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Options menu
The "Options" menu consists of various areas:
▷ Screen settings, e.g., "Split screen".
This area remains unchanged.
▷ Control options for the selected main menu,
e.g., for "Radio".
Communication Entertainment
Example: setting the clock
Navigation
The function is activated.
The function is deactivated.
1. Select a field.
3. If necessary, move the controller to the left
to display "Time/Date".
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Reference
Changing settings
Mobility
▷ If applicable, further operating options for
the selected menu, e.g., "Store station".
iDrive
4. Turn the controller until "Time/Date" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Radio symbols
Symbol Meaning
Traffic bulletins* are switched on.
HD Radio™* is switched on.
Satellite radio* is switched on.
Telephone symbols
5. Turn the controller until "Time:" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Symbol Meaning
Incoming or outgoing call*.
Missed call*.
Wireless network reception
strength* Symbol flashes: searching
for network.
Wireless network is not available*.
Bluetooth* is switched on.
Roaming* is active.
6. Turn the controller to set the hours and
press the controller.
Text message* was received.
7. Turn the controller to set the minutes and
press the controller.
Check the SIM card*.
SIM card* is blocked.
SIM card* is missing.
Status information
Enter the PIN*.
Status field
The following information is displayed in the sta‐
tus field at the top right:
▷ Time.
Entertainment symbols
Symbol
Meaning
▷ Current entertainment source.
CD/DVD* player.
▷ Sound output, on/off.
Music collection*.
▷ Wireless network reception strength.
▷ Telephone status.
▷ Traffic bulletin reception*.
Status field symbols
The symbols are grouped as follows.
Gracenote® database*.
AUX-IN port.
Rear AUX-IN port on the left*.
Rear AUX-IN port on the right*.
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Meaning
USB audio interface*.
4. Press the controller or select "Split screen
content".
5. Select the desired menu item.
Mobile phone audio interface*.
At a glance
Symbol
Additional symbols
General information
Additional information can be displayed on the
right side of the split screen, e.g., information
from the computer.
In the divided screen view, the so-called split
screen, this information remains visible even
when you change to another menu.
Switching the split screen on and off
1.
Press the button.
2. "Split screen"
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Saving a function
1. Highlight the function via the iDrive.
2.
Selecting the display
1.
The iDrive functions can be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons and called up di‐
rectly, e.g., radio stations, navigation destina‐
tions, phone numbers and entry points into the
menu.
Press the button.
2. "Split screen"
3. Move the controller until the split screen is
selected.
Press the desired button for more
than 2 seconds.
Running a function
Press the button.
The function will run immediately. This
means, for example, that the number is dialed
when a phone number is selected.
Displaying the button assignment
Use a finger to touch the buttons. Do not wear
gloves or use objects.
The key assignment is displayed at the top edge
of the screen.
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Navigation
General information
Communication Entertainment
Split screen*
Programmable memory
buttons
Mobility
Request of the current vehicle posi‐
tion*.
Reference
Spoken instructions* are switched
off.
Driving tips
Controls
Symbol Meaning
iDrive
Switching between upper and lower
case letters
Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐
tween entering upper and lower case letters:
Symbol
Function
Move the controller up: switch
from upper to lower case letters.
▷ To display short information: touch the but‐
ton.
Move the controller up: switch
from lower to upper case letters.
▷ To display detailed information: touch the
button for an extended period.
Entry comparison
Deleting the button assignments
Entry of names and addresses: the selection is
narrowed down every time a letter is entered and
letters may be added automatically.
1. Press buttons 1 and 8 simultaneously for
approx. five seconds.
2. "OK"
Entering letters and numbers
1. Turn the controller: select letters or num‐
bers.
The entries are continuously compared to the
data stored in the vehicle.
▷ Only those letters are offered during the en‐
try for which data is available.
▷ Destination search: town/city names can be
entered using the spelling of language avail‐
able on the Control Display.
2. Select additional letters or numbers if
needed.
3. "OK": confirm the entry.
Symbol Function
Press the controller: delete the letter
or number.
Press the controller for an extended
period: delete all letters or numbers.
Enter a blank space.
Switching between letters and
numbers
Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐
tween entering letters and numbers:
Symbol
Function
Enter the letters.
Enter the numbers.
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The commands available in each case depend
on the menu item selected on the Control Dis‐
play.
To have the available commands read out
loud: ›Voice commands‹
▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions in the Owner's
Manual to use with the voice activation sys‐
tem.
For example, if the "Settings" menu is displayed,
the commands for the settings are read out loud.
Requirements
Help dialog for the voice activation
system
Via the Control Display, set a language that is
also supported by the voice activation system
so that the spoken commands can be identified.
Set the language, refer to page 81.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. Wait for the signal.
3. Say the command.
The command is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
This symbol in the instrument cluster indi‐
cates that the voice activation system is active.
Calling up help dialog: ›Help‹
Additional commands for the help dialog:
▷ ›Help with examples‹: information about the
current operating options and the most im‐
portant commands for them are announced.
▷ ›Help with voice activation‹: information
about the principle of operation for the voice
activation system is announced.
Executing functions using short
commands
Functions on the main menu can be performed
directly by means of short commands, irrespec‐
tive of which menu item is currently selected,
e.g., ›Vehicle status‹.
List of short commands of the voice activation
system, refer to page 280.
If no other commands are available, continue
operating the function via iDrive.
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Controls
Driving tips
▷ The system uses a special microphone on
the driver's side.
Having possible commands read aloud
Navigation
▷ Functions that can only be used when the
vehicle is stationary cannot be operated us‐
ing the voice activation system.
Possible commands
Communication Entertainment
▷ Most menu items on the Control Display can
be voiced as commands. The system
prompts you to make your entries.
Briefly press the button on the steering wheel
or ›Cancel‹.
Mobility
▷ The voice activation system can be used to
operate functions by means of spoken com‐
mands.
Terminating the voice activation
system
Reference
The concept
At a glance
Voice activation system*
Voice activation system
Example: playing back a CD
1. Switch on the Entertainment sound output
if necessary.
2.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
3. ›C D and multimedia‹
The medium last played is played back.
4.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
▷ The volume is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Notes on Emergency
Requests
Do not use the voice activation system to initiate
an Emergency Request. In stressful situations,
the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can
unnecessarily delay the establishment of a tel‐
ephone connection.
5. ›C D track ...‹ e.g., CD track 4.
Instead, use the SOS button*, refer to
page 266, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.
Setting the voice dialog
Environmental conditions
You can set whether the system should use the
standard dialog or a shorter version.
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
In the shorter variant of the voice dialog, the an‐
nouncements from the system are issued in an
abbreviated form.
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
3. "Speech mode:"
4. Select the setting.
▷ Always say commands in the language of
the voice activation system.
▷ When selecting a radio station, use the com‐
mon pronunciation of the station name.
▷ Keep the doors, windows, and glass sun‐
roof* closed to prevent noise interference.
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
Adjusting the volume
Turn the volume button while giving an instruc‐
tion until the desired volume is set.
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
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Components of the
integrated Owner's Manual
The integrated Owner's Manual consists of
three parts, which offer various levels of infor‐
mation or access possibilities.
Turn the controller until the next or previous
page is displayed.
Search by pictures
Page by page without link access
Information and descriptions based on illustra‐
tions can be searched via search by pictures.
This is helpful, for example, if the description of
an outfitting package that cannot be named is
needed.
Leaf through the pages directly while skipping
the links.
Highlight the symbol once. Now simply press
the controller to leaf from page to page.
Leaf back.
Owner's Manual
Information and descriptions can be searched
by direct entry of a search term via the index.
Leaf forward.
Select components
3. Press the controller.
Context help - Owner's
Manual to the temporarily
selected function
4. Selecting desired range:
The relevant information can be opened directly.
1.
Press the button.
2. Turn the controller: open "Vehicle Info".
▷ "Quick reference"
▷ "Search by pictures"
Opening during operation via iDrive
To move directly from the application on the
Control Display to the options menu:
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Navigation
Page by page with link access
Communication Entertainment
Located in the Quick Reference is important in‐
formation for the operation of the vehicle, the
operation of basic vehicle functions or for what
to do in the event of a flat tire. This information
can also be displayed during driving.
Leafing through the Owner's
Manual
Mobility
Quick Reference Guide
Driving tips
Controls
▷ "Owner's Manual"
Reference
The integrated Owner's Manual can be dis‐
played on the Control Display. The equipment
and functions that are in the vehicle are descri‐
bed therein.
At a glance
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Storing
1.
Press the button or move the controller
to the right repeatedly until the "Options"
menu is displayed.
2. "Display Owner's Manual"
1. Select "Owner's Manual" via the iDrive.
2.
Press the desired button for more
than 2 seconds.
Opening when a Check Control
message is displayed
Executing
Directly from the Check Control message on the
Control Display:
The Owner's Manual is displayed im‐
mediately.
Press the button.
"Display Owner's Manual"
Changing between a function and the
Owner's Manual
To change from a function, e.g., radio, to the
Owner's Manual on the Control Display and to
switch between the two displays:
1.
Press the button or move the controller
to the right repeatedly until the "Options"
menu is displayed.
2. "Display Owner's Manual"
3. Select the desired page in the Owner's
Manual.
4.
Press the button again to return to the
function displayed last.
5.
Press the button to return to the page
of the Owner's Manual displayed last.
To switch back and forth repeatedly between
the function displayed last and the page of the
Owner's Manual displayed last, repeat steps 4
and 5. This opens a new panel every time.
Programmable memory
buttons
General information
The Owner's Manual can be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons and called up di‐
rectly.
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Mobility
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
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Controls
This chapter is intended to provide you with
information that will give you complete control of
your vehicle. All features and accessories that are
useful for driving and your safety, comfort and
convenience are described here.
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Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Remote control/key
Integrated key
Buttons on the remote control
Press the button on the back of the remote con‐
trol, arrow 1, and pull out the key, arrow 2.
1
Unlocking
2
Locking
▷ Driver's door.
3
Opening the trunk lid
▷ Trunk lid.
4
Panic mode*, headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture
▷ Storage compartment in the front center
armrest.
The integrated key fits the following locks:
General information
The vehicle is supplied with two remote controls
with keys.
Every remote control contains a replaceable
battery.
The storage compartment contains a switch for
separately securing the trunk lid, refer to
page 41.
Replacing the battery
The settings called up and implemented when
the vehicle is unlocked depend on which remote
control is used to unlock the vehicle, Personal
Profile, refer to page 33.
In addition, information about service require‐
ments is stored in the remote control, Service
data in the remote control, refer to page 258.
1. Take the integrated key out of the remote
control.
2. Push in the catch with the key, arrow 1.
3. Remove the cover of the battery compart‐
ment; see arrow 2.
4. Insert a battery of the same type with the
positive side facing upwards.
5. Press the cover closed.
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The concept
Lost remote controls can be blocked by your
service center.
Emergency detection of remote control
It is possible to switch on the ignition or start the
engine in situations such as the following:
▷ Interference of radio transmission to remote
control by external sources.
You can set several of your vehicle's functions
to suit your personal needs and preferences.
▷ The settings are automatically saved in the
profile currently activated.
▷ When the vehicle is unlocked, the profile that
was last detected and called up with the re‐
mote control is used.
▷ Your personal settings will be recognized
and called up again even if the vehicle has
been used in the meantime by someone else
with another remote control.
▷ Discharged battery in the remote control.
The individual settings are stored for three Per‐
sonal Profiles and one guest profile.
A Check Control message is displayed if an at‐
tempt is made to switch on the ignition or start
the engine.
Transmitting the settings
Starting the engine in case of
emergency detection of remote control
Your personal settings can be taken with you to
another vehicle equipped with the Personal Pro‐
file function. For more information, contact your
service center.
Transmission takes place via:
▷ The USB interface*, refer to page 138, in
the glove compartment onto a USB device.
Profile management
Opening the profiles
1. "Settings"
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Mobility
If a corresponding Check Control message ap‐
pears, hold the remote control, as shown,
against the marked area on the steering column
and press the Start/Stop button within 10 sec‐
onds while pressing the brake.
A different profile can be called up than the one
associated with the remote control currently in
use.
Controls
Loss of the remote controls
Personal Profile concept
Driving tips
You can obtain new remote controls from your
service center.
Navigation
New remote controls
At a glance
Personal Profile
Communication Entertainment
Take the used battery to a recycling cen‐
ter or to your service center.
Opening and closing
2. "Profiles"
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. "Import profile"
3. Select a profile.
The profile that is opened is assigned to the re‐
mote control currently in use.
Renaming profiles
4. USB interface, refer to page 138: "USB
device"
1. "Settings"
Exporting profiles
2. "Profiles"
Most settings of the active profile and the saved
contacts can be exported.
The current profile is selected.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Rename current profile"
This can be useful for storing and opening per‐
sonal settings, for instance if settings are acci‐
dentally changed or deleted.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. "Export profile"
4. USB interface, refer to page 138: "USB
device"
Using the guest profile
Resetting profiles
The settings of the active profile are reset to
their default values.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
The current profile is selected.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Reset current profile"
The guest profile can be used to make individual
settings without affecting the three Personal
Profiles.
This can be useful for drivers who are using the
vehicle temporarily and do not have their own
profile.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. The current profile is selected.
4. Open "Guest".
Importing profiles
5. Create the settings.
Existing settings and contacts are overwritten
with the imported profile.
Note: the guest profile cannot be renamed.
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▷ Language on the Control Display, refer to
page 81.
Personal Profile settings
▷ Lane departure warning, refer to page 94:
last setting, on/off.
The following functions and settings can be
stored in a profile.
More information on the settings can be found
under:
▷ Active Cruise Control: collision warning, re‐
fer to page 110.
▷ Exterior mirror position, refer to page 58.
At a glance
▷ Active Blind Spot Detection, refer to
page 95: last setting, on/off.
▷ Triple turn signal activation, refer to
page 70.
▷ Locking the vehicle, refer to page 39: after
a brief period or after starting to drive.
▷ CD/Multimedia, refer to page 179: audio
source listened to last.
Central locking system
▷ Dynamic Driving Control: sport program, re‐
fer to page 103.
The concept
▷ Driver's seat position, refer to page 37: au‐
tomatic retrieval after unlocking.
The central locking system becomes active
when the driver's door is closed.
▷ Programmable memory buttons, refer to
page 23: assignment.
The system simultaneously engages and re‐
leases the locks on the following:
▷ Head-up Display, refer to page 123: selec‐
tion, brightness and position of the display.
▷ Doors.
▷ Headlamp courtesy delay feature, refer to
page 84: time setting.
▷ Fuel filler flap.
▷ Tone, refer to page 170: tone settings.
Operating from the outside
▷ Automatic climate control, refer to
page 125: settings.
▷ Via the remote control.
▷ Steering wheel position, refer to page 60.
▷ Via the door handles*.
▷ Navigation, refer to page 152: map views,
route criteria, voice output on/off.
▷ Via the button in the trunk lid*.
▷ Night Vision with pedestrian detection, refer
to page 120: selection of functions and type
of display.
Controls
4. "Display user list at startup"
▷ Trunk lid.
▷ Via the driver's door lock*.
The following takes place simultaneously when
locking/unlocking the vehicle via the remote
control:
▷ Daytime running lights*, refer to page 85:
current setting.
▷ Anti-theft protection is switched on/off.
Doors cannot be unlocked using the lock
buttons or the door opener.
▷ Park Distance Control PDC, refer to
page 171: adjusting the signal tone volume.
▷ The welcome lamps, interior lamps and
courtesy lamps* are switched on and off.
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Driving tips
3. Open "Options".
▷ Side View, refer to page 118: selection of
the display type.
Navigation
2. "Profiles"
Communication Entertainment
1. "Settings"
▷ Backup camera, refer to page 116: selec‐
tion of functions and type of display.
Mobility
The profile list can be displayed during each
start for selecting the desired profile.
▷ Radio, refer to page 172: stored stations,
station listened to last, special settings.
Reference
Display profile list during start
Opening and closing
▷ The alarm system*, refer to page 43, is
armed or disarmed.
3. "Unlock button:"
Operating from the inside
4. Select the desired function:
▷ "Driver's door only"
Via the button for the central locking system.
If the vehicle has been locked from inside, the
fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
If an accident of a certain severity occurs, the
central locking system unlocks automatically.
The hazard warning system and interior lamps
come on.
Opening and closing: from the
outside
Only the driver's door and the fuel filler
flap are unlocked. Pressing again un‐
locks the entire vehicle.
▷ "All doors"
The entire vehicle is unlocked.
Convenient opening
The remote control can be used to simultane‐
ously open the windows and the glass sunroof*.
Press and hold the button on the re‐
mote control.
The windows and the glass sunroof* open.
Using the remote control
Releasing the button stops the motion.
General information
Locking
Take the remote control with you
People or animals left unattended in a
parked vehicle can lock the doors from the in‐
side. Always take the remote control with you
when leaving the vehicle so that the vehicle can
then be opened from the outside.◀
Press the button on the remote control.
Do not lock from the outside
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there are people in it, as the vehicle cannot be
unlocked from inside without special knowl‐
edge.◀
Unlocking
Press the button.
The vehicle is unlocked.
You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
Switching on the interior lamps,
courtesy lamps*, and welcome lamps
Press the button on the remote control
with the vehicle locked.
Panic mode*
You can trigger the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
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Press the button on the remote control
for approx. 1 second and release.
If this function is used, first make sure that
the footwell behind the driver's seat is empty.
Otherwise, people can be injured or objects
damaged when the seat is moved back.◀
The trunk lid opens, regardless of whether it was
previously locked or unlocked.
The adjustment procedure is interrupted:
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
▷ When a button of the seat, mirror, and steer‐
ing wheel memory is pressed briefly.
▷ When a seat position switch is pressed.
In some vehicle equipment variants, the trunk lid
can only be opened using the remote control if
the vehicle was unlocked first.
Activating the setting
To avoid locking yourself out of the vehicle, do
not place the remote control into the cargo area.
The trunk lid is locked again as soon as it is
pushed closed.
3. "Last seat position auto."
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
Confirmation signals from the vehicle
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. Deactivate or activate the desired confirma‐
tion signals.
▷ "Acoustic sig. lock/unlock"
▷ "Flash when lock/unlock"
Malfunction
If the vehicle can no longer be locked or un‐
locked with the remote control, the battery may
be discharged or there may be interference from
external sources such as mobile phones, metal
objects, overhead power lines, transmission
towers, etc.
If this occurs, unlock or lock the vehicle at the
door lock using the key.
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At a glance
Controls
Opening the trunk lid
Pinch hazard when moving back the seat
Driving tips
The duration can be set in the Control Display.
When the vehicle is unlocked, these positions
are automatically retrieved if this function was
activated.
Navigation
Briefly press the button on the remote
control.
Communication Entertainment
Switching on the headlamp courtesy
delay feature
The driver's seat, exterior mirror, and steering
wheel positions selected last are stored for the
currently used remote control.
Mobility
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
Retrieving the seat, mirror, and
steering wheel settings
Reference
Press the button on the remote control
for at least 3 seconds.
Opening and closing
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
Remove the key before pulling the door
handle
Before pulling the outside door handle, remove
the key to avoid damaging the paintwork and the
key.◀
In some country-specific versions, the alarm
system* is triggered if the vehicle is unlocked via
the door lock.
▷ LX8766S.
▷ LX8766E.
▷ LX8CAS.
Manual operation
▷ LX8CAS2.
Compliance statement:
If an electrical malfunction occurs, lock or unlock
the vehicle using a key via the door lock on the
driver's door.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
Locking the doors and trunk lid at
once*
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
In some vehicle equipment versions, only the
driver's door can be locked via the door lock.
▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
To lock all doors and the trunk lid at once:
▷ MYTCAS4.
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
Using the door lock
General information
1. With the doors closed, lock the vehicle using
the button for the central locking system in
the interior.
2. Unlock and open the driver's or front pas‐
senger door.
3. Lock the vehicle.
▷ Lock the driver's door using the
integrated key in the door lock, or
▷ Press down the lock button of the front
passenger door and close the door from
the outside.
The fuel filler flap can only be locked using the
remote control.
Do not lock from the outside
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there are people in it, as the vehicle cannot be
unlocked from inside without special knowl‐
edge.◀
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▷ Pull the door opener twice individually on
each door: the first time unlocks the door,
the second time opens it.
Locking and unlocking
Doors
Automatic Soft Closing*
To close the doors, push lightly.
It is closed automatically.
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
doors is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Press the button in the vehicle.
The doors and the trunk lid are locked
or unlocked when the front doors are closed, but
they are not secured against theft.
Trunk lid
The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up.
Automatic locking
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Opening from the outside
Opening
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. Select the desired function:
Navigation
▷ Either unlock the doors together using the
button for the central locking system and
then pull the door handle above the armrest
or
Communication Entertainment
Unlocking and opening*
Driving tips
Controls
The vehicle locks automatically after
you drive away.
At a glance
Opening and closing: from the
inside
The vehicle locks automatically after a
short period of time if a door is not
opened.
▷ "Lock after start. to drive"
▷ Press the button on the trunk lid.
Press the button on the remote
control for approx. 1 second and re‐
lease.
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▷
Mobility
▷ "Lock if no door is opened"
Opening and closing
Opening from the inside
Push the button in the driver's footwell.
If the vehicle is stationary, the trunk lid opens if
it is not locked.
Manual release
All of the vehicle's keys fit the trunk lid lock, lo‐
cated in the license plate recess.
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the remote
control may be locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
Automatic Soft Closing
To close it completely, push the trunk lid down
lightly.
It is closed automatically.
Locking the vehicle*
Turn the key all the way to the left. The trunk lid
unlocks.
To avoid locking yourself out of the vehicle, do
not place the key or remote control in the cargo
area.
The trunk lid is locked again as soon as it is
pushed closed.
If the trunk lid is opened via the lock with the
alarm system armed, the alarm is triggered.
Therefore, unlock the vehicle first.
If the alarm has been triggered accidentally:
switch off the alarm, refer to page 43.
Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid.
The vehicle is locked completely.
Automatic trunk lid operation*
Opening
Closing
The trunk lid opens fully.
Recessed grips in the interior trim of the trunk
lid make it easier to pull down the lid.
▷ Press the button on the exterior of the trunk
lid.
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Press the button on the remote
control or in the driver's footwell.
At a glance
▷
Pressing the button again stops the motion.
The opening process is interrupted as well:
▷ When starting the engine.
▷ By pressing the button in the driver's foot‐
well.
▷ By pressing the button on the inside of the
trunk lid.
▷ Press the button on the exterior of the trunk
lid.
Controls
▷ When the vehicle starts moving.
The closing operation is interrupted:
▷ When starting the engine.
▷ The vehicle starts off with jerks.
Danger of pinching
Driving tips
Pressing again stops the motion.
Closing
Pressing again stops the motion.
Manual operation
If an electrical malfunction occurs:
1. Manually unlock the trunk lid, refer to
page 40.
2. Open or close the trunk lid slowly and
smoothly.
Locking separately
With Comfort Access:
▷ Press the button, arrow 1, on the inside of
the trunk lid.
The trunk lid closes automatically.
Pressing again stops the motion.
The trunk lid can be locked separately using the
switch in the front center armrest.
▷ Trunk lid secured, arrow 1.
▷ Trunk lid not secured, ar‐
row 2.
▷ Press the button, arrow 2.
The trunk lid closes automatically and the
vehicle is locked.
Slide the switch into the arrow 1 position. This
secures the trunk lid and disconnects it from the
central locking system.
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Mobility
The trunk lid closes automatically.
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the remote
control may be locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
Reference
▷ Press the button on the inside of the trunk
lid.
Communication Entertainment
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Navigation
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Opening and closing
▷ The engine can only be started if the remote
control is inside the vehicle.
When the center armrest is locked, the tailgate
cannot be accessed. This is beneficial when the
vehicle is parked using valet service. The infra‐
red remote control can be handed out without
the key.
Comparison with ordinary remote
control
Emergency unlocking*
The functions can be controlled by pressing the
buttons or via Comfort Access.
Unlocking
Pull the handle inside the cargo area.
The trunk lid unlocks.
Fully grasp a door handle, arrow 1. This corre‐
sponds to pressing the
button.
Comfort Access*
Locking
The concept
The vehicle can be accessed without activating
the remote control.
All you need to do is to have the remote control
with you, e.g., in your jacket pocket.
The vehicle automatically detects the remote
control when it is nearby or in the passenger
compartment.
Comfort Access supports the following func‐
tions:
▷ Unlocking/locking of the vehicle.
▷ Convenient closing.
▷ Unlocking of the trunk lid separately.
▷ Starting the engine.
Functional requirements
▷ There are no external sources of interfer‐
ence nearby.
▷ To lock the vehicle, the remote control must
be located outside of the vehicle.
▷ The next unlocking and locking cycle is not
possible until after approx. 2 seconds.
Press the area on the door handle, arrow 2, with
your finger for approx. 1 second.
This corresponds to pressing the
button.
To save battery power, ensure that the ignition
and all electronic systems and/or power con‐
sumers are switched off before locking the ve‐
hicle.
Convenient closing
Press the area, arrow 2, with your finger and
hold.
In addition to locking, the windows and the glass
sunroof* are closed.
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This corresponds to pressing the
button.
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the remote
control may be locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
Door lock and armed alarm system
Unlocking via the door lock will trigger the alarm
on some country-specific versions.
Comfort Access may not function properly if it
experiences interference from external sources
such as mobile phones, metal objects, overhead
power lines, transmission towers, etc.
If this occurs, open or close the vehicle using the
buttons on the remote control or use a key in the
door lock.
The trunk lid can be opened using the remote
control, even if the alarm system is armed.
After the trunk lid is closed, it is locked and
monitored again by the alarm system. The haz‐
ard warning system flashes once.
In some vehicle equipment variants, the trunk lid
can only be opened using the remote control if
the vehicle was unlocked first.
To subsequently start the engine, hold the re‐
mote control against the marked area on the
steering column, refer to page 33.
Panic mode*
Alarm system*
Switching off the alarm
The concept
▷ With Comfort Access: If you are carrying the
remote control with you, pull on the door
handle.
The vehicle alarm system responds to:
▷ Opening of a door, the hood or the trunk lid.
At a glance
Trunk lid and armed alarm system
Press the button on the remote control
for approx. 1 second and release.
Malfunction
Controls
Press the button on the exterior of the trunk lid,
refer to page 39.
When you lock or unlock the vehicle, either with
the remote control or at the door lock*, the alarm
system is armed or disarmed at the same time.
Press the button on the remote control
for at least 3 seconds.
▷ Unlock the vehicle using the remote control.
▷ Movements in the vehicle: interior motion
sensor, refer to page 44.
Mobility
▷ Changes in the vehicle tilt, e.g., during at‐
tempts to steal a wheel or when towing the
car.
Driving tips
Unlocking the trunk lid separately
General information
Navigation
Monitor the closing process to ensure that
no one becomes trapped.◀
Arming and disarming the alarm
system
Communication Entertainment
Monitor the closing process
▷ Interruptions in battery voltage.
The alarm system briefly indicates tampering:
▷ By sounding an acoustic alarm.
▷ By flashing the high beams.
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Reference
▷ By switching on the hazard warning system.
Opening and closing
Indicator lamp on the interior rearview
mirror
▷ During transport on car-carrying trains, at
sea or on a trailer.
▷ When animals are to remain in the vehicle.
Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
Press the button on the remote control
twice in succession.
The indicator lamp lights up for approx. 2 sec‐
onds and then flashes continuously.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes briefly every
2 seconds:
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
are switched off until the vehicle is locked again.
The system is armed.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after locking:
The doors, hood or trunk lid is not closed
properly, but the rest of the vehicle is se‐
cured.
After 10 seconds, the indicator lamp flashes
continuously. The interior motion sensor is
not active.
▷ The indicator lamp goes out after unlocking:
Power windows
General information
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the power windows and injure
themselves.◀
The vehicle has not been tampered with.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after unlocking
until the engine is started, but no longer than
approx. 5 minutes:
An alarm has been triggered.
Tilt alarm sensor
The tilt of the vehicle is monitored.
The alarm system responds in situations such
as attempts to steal a wheel or tow the car.
Interior motion sensor
The windows and glass sunroof* must be closed
for the system to function properly.
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
can be switched off together, such as in the fol‐
lowing situations:
▷ In automatic car washes
Opening
▷
Press the switch to the resistance
point.
The window opens while the switch is held.
▷
Press the switch beyond the resist‐
ance point.
The window opens automatically.
Pressing again stops the motion.
▷ In duplex garages.
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Pull the switch beyond the resistance
point.
The window closes automatically.
Pressing the switch stops the motion.
Convenient operation, refer to page 36, via the
remote control.
Convenient closing, refer to page 42, with Com‐
fort Access*.
The following functions can be locked simulta‐
neously, using the switch:
▷ Opening and closing of the rear windows
using the switches in the rear.
▷ Operation of the roller sunblinds* using the
switches in the rear.
▷ Adjustment of the power rear seats*.
If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a
window closes, the closing action is interrupted.
▷ Adjustment of the power head restraints* in
the rear.
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Even with the pinch protection system, check
that the window's closing path is clear; other‐
wise, the closing action may not stop in certain
situations, e.g., if thin objects are present.◀
Window accessories
Do not install any accessories in the range
of movement of the windows; otherwise, the
pinch protection system will be impaired.◀
Closing without the pinch protection
system
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the window is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
For example, if there is an external danger or if
ice on the windows prevents a window from
closing normally, proceed as follows:
At a glance
Safety switch
Pinch protection
The window reopens slightly.
Controls
▷
The window closes without pinch protec‐
tion.
Switching on and off
Press the button.
The LED lights up if the safety function
is switched on.
Safety switch for rear operation
Press the safety switch when transporting
children in the rear; otherwise, injury may result
if the windows are closed without supervision.◀
Roller sunblinds*
Driving tips
Pull the switch to the resistance point.
The window closes while the switch is held.
2. Pull the switch past the resistance point
again within approx. 4 seconds and hold it
there.
Navigation
▷
Pinch protection is limited and the window
reopens slightly if the closing force exceeds
a certain value.
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Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the window is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
1. Pull the switch past the resistance point and
hold it there.
General information
The safety switch in the driver's door can be
used to prevent children, for example, from op‐
erating the roller blinds using the switches in the
rear.
Press the safety switch in the driver's door. The
LED lights up if the safety function is switched
on.
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Danger of pinching
Reference
Closing
Opening and closing
If you are no longer able to move the roller blinds
after having activated them consecutively a
number of times, the system is blocked for a
limited time to prevent overheating. Let the sys‐
tem cool.
The roller sunblinds cannot be moved at low in‐
terior temperatures.
Roller blind for rear window
Press the button.
Raising and lowering the roller blinds
together
Press and hold the button.
Driver's door controls
Glass sunroof, powered*
General information
The glass sunroof and the sliding visor can be
operated together or separately, using the same
switch.
The glass sunroof is operational when the igni‐
tion is switched on.
Roller blind for rear window
Press the button.
Extending or retracting the roller blinds
together
Press and hold the button.
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the glass sunroof is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the roof and injure themselves.◀
Rear door controls
Tilting the glass sunroof
Roller blind for the side windows
Press the button.
The roller blind can only be extended or re‐
tracted when the side window is closed.
Push switch upward briefly.
▷ The closed roof is tilted and
the sliding visor opens
slightly.
▷ The opened roof closes until
it is in its tilted position. The
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▷ Press the switch in the desired direction
past the resistance point.
The sliding visor moves automatically.
Pressing the switch again stops the motion.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof
1. Press the switch forward beyond the resist‐
ance point and hold.
Pinch protection is limited and the roof re‐
opens slightly if the closing force exceeds a
certain value.
When the sliding visor is open, proceed as de‐
scribed under Sliding visor.
2. Press the switch forward again beyond the
resistance point and hold until the roof
closes without pinch protection.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof and
sliding visor together
Initializing after a power failure
Briefly press the switch twice in
succession in the desired direc‐
tion past the resistance point.
The glass sunroof and sliding vi‐
sor move together. Pressing the
switch again stops the motion.
Convenient operation, refer to page 36, via the
remote control.
Convenient closing, refer to page 42, with Com‐
fort Access*.
Pinch protection system
If the closing force when closing the glass sun‐
roof exceeds a certain value, the closing move‐
ment is stopped, beginning at approximately the
middle of the opening in the roof, or from the
tilted position during closing.
The glass sunroof opens again slightly.
After a power failure during the opening or clos‐
ing process, the roof can only be operated to a
limited extent.
Initializing the system
The system can be initialized when the vehicle
is stationary and the engine is running.
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the glass sunroof is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Press the switch up and hold it
until the initialization is complete:
▷ Initialization begins within
15 seconds and is completed
when the sunroof and sliding
visor are completely closed.
▷ The roof closes without pinch protection.
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Controls
For example, if there is an external danger, pro‐
ceed as follows:
Driving tips
The sliding visor moves while
the switch is being held.
Closing without the pinch protection
system
Navigation
▷ Press the switch in the de‐
sired direction to the resist‐
ance point and hold it there.
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Opening/closing the sliding visor
Despite the pinch protection system, check that
the roof's closing path is clear; otherwise, the
closing action may not be interrupted in certain
extreme situations, such as when thin objects
are present.◀
Mobility
Pressing the switch again
closes the sliding visor al‐
most completely.
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Reference
sliding visor stays completely
open.
Adjusting
Adjusting
Sitting safely
Overview
The ideal seating position can make a vital con‐
tribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
The seating position plays an important role in
an accident in combination with:
▷ Safety belts, refer to page 53.
▷ Head restraints, refer to page 54.
▷ Airbags, refer to page 88.
Front seats
Adjusting
General information
Do not adjust the seat while driving
Never attempt to adjust the driver's seat
while driving.
The seat could respond with unexpected move‐
ment and the ensuing loss of vehicle control
could lead to an accident.◀
1
Lumbar support*
2
Backrest width*
3
Shoulder support*
4
Backrest
5
Forward/back, height, tilt
6
Thigh support*
Adjustments in detail
1. Forward/back.
Do not incline the backrest too far to the
rear
Do not incline the backrest on the front passen‐
ger side too far to the rear during driving. Oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of sliding under the
safety belt in an accident. This would eliminate
the protection normally provided by the belt.◀
2. Height.
The seat setting is stored for the remote control
currently in use. When the vehicle is unlocked
via the remote control, the position is automati‐
cally retrieved if this function, refer to page 37,
was activated.
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▷ Press the front/rear section of the switch.
The curvature is increased/decreased.
4. Backrest tilt.
Controls
At a glance
3. Seat tilt.
The curvature is shifted up/down.
Change the width of the backrest using the side
wings to adjust the lateral support.
To make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle,
the backrest width temporarily opens fully.
Shoulder support*
Lumbar support*
The curvature of the seat backrest can be ad‐
justed in such a way that it supports the lumbar
region of the spine. The lower back and the
spine are supported for upright posture.
Also supports the back in the shoulder area:
▷ Results in a relaxed seating position.
Mobility
5. Thigh support*.
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Backrest width*
Driving tips
▷ Press the upper/lower section of the switch.
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▷ Reduces strain on the shoulder muscles.
Adjusting
Gentleman function*
Front seat heating*
The front passenger seat can be adjusted with
the switches of the driver's seat.
Switching on
1.
Press the button. The LED lights up.
Press the button once for each temper‐
ature level.
2. Adjust the front passenger seat on your own
seat.
The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
3. If needed, store the memory position, refer
to page 57, for the front passenger seat.
Switching off
4. Press the button to deactivate the function.
The LED goes out.
Press the button longer.
The function deactivates itself automatically af‐
ter some time.
The temperature may be reduced or seat heat‐
ing may be switched off entirely to save battery
power.
Active seat*
Active adjustment of the seat cushion's con‐
tours reduces muscular tension and fatigue to
help prevent lower back pain.
The LEDs go out.
Temperature distribution*
The heating action in the seat cushion and back‐
rest can be distributed in different ways.
1. "Climate"
2. "Seat heating distribution"
3. Select the required seat.
Press the button. The LED lights up.
4. Turn the controller to set the temperature
distribution.
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At a glance
At a glance
The seat cushion and backrest surfaces are
cooled by means of integrated fans.
Press the button once for each ventila‐
tion level.
The highest level is active when three LEDs are
lit.
After a short time, the system automatically
moves down one level in order to prevent ex‐
cessive cooling.
Forward/backward, tilt
2
Backrest
3
Adjust front passenger seat
4
Reset to standard position
5
Head restraint.
6
Lumbar support
The seats cannot be adjusted if the safety
switch for the power windows has been
pressed.
Settings in detail
1. Forward/back.
Switching off
Press the button longer.
The LEDs go out.
Rear seats
Adjusting
Driving tips
1
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Switching on
Controls
The ventilation rapidly cools the seat, e.g., if the
vehicle interior is overheated or for continuous
cooling at high temperatures.
Navigation
Front active seat ventilation*
2. Seat tilt.
General information
The switches for adjusting the seats are located
on the center armrest of the rear seats.
When folding down the center armrest,
ensure that the area below the center head re‐
straint is clear. Otherwise, injury may result.◀
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Mobility
Center armrest
Adjusting
2. Adjust the passenger seat, e.g., forward/
back.
3. Backrest tilt.
3. Press the button to deactivate the function,
arrow.
The function deactivates itself automatically af‐
ter some time.
Reset* to standard position
Lumbar support
The contour of the seat backrest can be ad‐
justed in such a way that it supports the lumbar
region of the spine. The lower back and the
spine are supported for upright posture.
Maintain pressure on the button until the system
completes the adjustment.
Massage function in rear seats*
Wavelike motions from the top to the bottom in
the backrest relax back muscles.
▷ Press the front/rear section of the switch.
Button in rear
The curvature is increased/decreased.
▷ Press the upper/lower section of the switch.
The curvature is shifted up/down.
Adjusting the front passenger seat
from the rear
For more leg room in the rear, for example.
Switching on
To switch on, press the button once for
each massage level.
The highest level is active when two LEDs are
lit.
Switching off
1. Press the button to activate the function, ar‐
row.
To switch off, press and hold the button.
The LEDs go out.
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Switching on
Switching on
At a glance
Active seat ventilation*
Press the button once for each ventila‐
tion level.
The highest level is active when three LEDs are
lit.
Switching off
Switching off
Press the button longer.
Press the button longer.
The LEDs go out.
The LEDs go out.
1. "Climate"
2. "Seat heating rear"
Safety belts
Seats with safety belt
The vehicle has five seats, each of which is
equipped with a safety belt.
3. Select the required seat.
Notes
Always make sure that safety belts are being
worn by all occupants before driving away.
Although airbags enhance safety by providing
added protection, they are not a substitute for
safety belts.
▷ The shoulder strap's anchorage point will be
correct for adult seat occupants of every
build if the seat is correctly adjusted.
4. Turn the controller to set the temperature
distribution.
▷ The two outer safety belt buckles,
integrated into the rear seat, are for passen‐
gers sitting on the left and right.
▷ The center rear seat belt buckle marked with
the letters CENTER is solely intended for
the center passenger.
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Communication Entertainment
The heating action in the seat cushion and back‐
rest can be distributed in different ways.
Mobility
Temperature distribution*
Navigation
The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
Reference
Press the button once for each temper‐
ature level.
Driving tips
Controls
Rear seat heating*
Adjusting
One person per safety belt
Never allow more than one person to wear
a single safety belt. Never allow infants or small
children to ride on a passenger's lap.◀
Putting on the belt
Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly
across the lap and shoulders, as close to the
body as possible. Make sure that the belt lies low
around the hips in the lap area and does not
press on the abdomen. Otherwise, the belt can
slip over the hips in the lap area in a frontal im‐
pact and injure the abdomen.
The safety belt must not lie across the neck, rub
on sharp edges, be routed over solid or breaka‐
ble objects, or be pinched.◀
Reduction of restraining effect
Avoid wearing clothing that prevents the
belt from fitting properly, and pull the shoulder
belt periodically to readjust the tension across
your lap; otherwise, the retention effect of the
safety belt may be reduced.◀
Buckling the belt
3. Guide the belt back into its reel.
Safety belt reminder for the driver's and
front passenger seat
The indicator lamp flashes or lights up
and a signal sounds. Make sure that the
safety belts are positioned correctly.
The safety belt reminder is active at speeds
above approx. 5 mph/8 km/h. It can also be ac‐
tivated if objects are placed on the front pas‐
senger seat.
Safety mode*
In critical situations, e.g., during full brake appli‐
cation, the front safety belts tighten automati‐
cally.
If the situation passes without an accident oc‐
curring, the belt tension relaxes.
If the belt tension does not loosen automatically,
stop the vehicle and unbuckle the belt using the
red button in the buckle. Fasten the belt before
continuing on your trip.
Damage to safety belts
In the case of strain caused by accidents or
damage:
Have the safety belts, including the safety belt
tensioners, replaced and have the belt anchors
checked.
Checking and replacing safety belts
Have the work performed only by your
service center; otherwise, it cannot be ensured
that this safety feature will function properly.◀
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in the
belt buckle.
Front head restraints
Tensioning the safety belt
automatically*
Correctly adjusted head restraint
After the belt is buckled and the door is closed,
the belt is tightened once automatically.
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event of
an accident.
Unbuckling the belt
1. Hold the belt firmly.
2. Press the red button in the belt buckle.
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Correctly adjust the head restraints of all
occupied seats; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
Distance to back of head: manual head
restraints
At a glance
Adjusting the head restraint
Height
Distance
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is
as close as possible to the back of the head.
▷ Forward: pull.
Active head restraint
▷ Back: press the button and push the head
restraint toward the rear.
In the event of a rear-end collision with a certain
severity, the active head restraint automatically
reduces the distance from the head.
Distance to the back of the head:
power* head restraints
Adjusting the side extensions*
▷ Do not hang objects, e.g., clothes hangers,
on the head restraints.
▷ Only attach accessories approved by BMW
to the seat or head restraint.
Otherwise, the protective function of the active
head restraint will be impaired and the personal
safety of the occupants will be endangered.◀
Adjusting the height
Fold forward for increased lateral support in the
resting position.
Removing
The head restraints cannot be removed.
Navigation
▷ Do not use seat or head restraint cov‐
ers.
The head restraint is automatically repositioned
when the shoulder support is adjusted.
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Reduced protective function
Driving tips
Controls
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐
proximately at ear level.
Correctly adjusted head restraint
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event of
an accident.
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Adjusting electrically.
Mobility
Rear head restraints
Adjusting
Adjusting the head restraint
Correctly adjust the head restraints of all
occupied seats; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
Adjusting the height: electrical*
▷ The head restraints on the left and right rear
passenger seats extend automatically
whenever a passenger in the rear seat fas‐
tens his or her safety belt.
Height
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐
proximately at ear level.
Distance
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is
as close as possible to the back of the head.
Folding forward the center head
restraint
▷ In addition, the height of the head restraint
can be adjusted electrically.
Extending the head restraint
To prevent possible personal injury and
property damage, always ensure that the area
above the head restraints is clear and unob‐
structed before extending them upward.◀
Before using the center seat, fold the center
head restraint forward.
Press the button, arrow 1, and fold the head re‐
straint forward.
The height adjustment of the head restraint is
deactivated when the safety switch for the rear
windows, refer to page 45, has been pressed.
Adjusting the side extensions*
Adjusting the height: manual head
restraints
Fold the side extensions on the head restraint
forward for increased lateral support in the rest‐
ing position.
The height of the outer head restraints can be
adjusted.
▷ To raise: pull.
Removing: manual head restraints
Only remove the head restraint if no one will be
sitting in the seat in question.
▷ To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and
push the head restraint down.
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General information
At a glance
Seat, mirror, and steering
wheel memory*
Controls
Front
1. Pull the head restraint upward as far as pos‐
sible.
Before transporting passengers
Navigation
Rear
Note
Do not remove the rear head restraints.
To avoid damage, they can only be installed by
your service center.
Removing
Only remove the head restraint if no one will be
sitting in the seat in question.
1. Completely raise the head restraint.
2. Completely pull out the head restraint with a
firm tug.
Before transporting passengers
Reinstall the head restraint before trans‐
porting anyone in the seat; otherwise, the pro‐
tective function of the head restraint is unavail‐
able.◀
Two different seat positions can be stored and
retrieved.
Storing
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Set the desired position.
3.
Press the button. The LED in the
button lights up.
4. Press the desired button 1 or 2. The LED
goes out.
If the M button is pressed accidentally:
Communication Entertainment
Removing: Electrical* head restraints
Two different driver's seat, exterior mirror, and
steering wheel positions can be stored and re‐
trieved for each remote control. The adjustment
of the lumbar support is not stored.
Mobility
Reinstall the head restraint before trans‐
porting anyone in the seat; otherwise, the pro‐
tective function of the head restraint is unavail‐
able.◀
Driving tips
2. Press the button, arrow 1, and pull the head
restraint out completely.
The LED goes out.
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Press the button again.
Adjusting
Calling up settings
Do not retrieve the memory while driving
Do not retrieve the memory setting while
driving, as an unexpected movement of the seat
or steering wheel could result in an accident.◀
Mirrors
Exterior mirrors
At a glance
Comfort function
1. Open the driver's door.
2. Switch off the ignition.
3. Briefly press the desired button 1 or 2.
The corresponding seat position is performed
automatically.
The procedure stops when a switch for adjust‐
ing the seat or one of the buttons is pressed.
1
Adjusting
2
Left/right, Automatic Curb Monitor*
Safety mode
3
Fold in and out*
1. Close the driver's door or switch on the ig‐
nition.
General information
2. Press and hold the desired button 1 or 2 until
the adjustment procedure is completed.
The mirror on the passenger side is more curved
than the driver's side mirror.
Calling up of a seat position
deactivated
After a brief period, the calling up of stored seat
positions is deactivated to save battery power.
To reactivate calling up of a seat position:
▷ Open or close the door or trunk lid.
▷ Press a button on the remote control.
▷ Press the Start/Stop button.
Estimating distances correctly
Objects reflected in the mirror are closer
than they appear. Do not estimate the distance
to the traffic behind you based on what you see
in the mirror, as this will increase your risk of an
accident.◀
The mirror setting is stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use. When the vehicle is un‐
locked via the remote control, the position is au‐
tomatically retrieved if the setting for this
function is active.
Selecting a mirror
To change over to the other mirror:
Slide the mirror changeover switch.
Adjusting electrically
The setting corresponds to the direction
in which the button is pressed.
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Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory, refer
to page 57.
Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated
whenever the engine is running.
Adjusting manually
Automatic dimming feature
If an electrical malfunction occurs, for example,
press the edges of the mirror glass.
Both exterior mirrors are automatically dimmed.
Photocells are used for control in the Interior rear
view mirror, refer to page 59.
Interior rearview mirror
1.
Slide the mirror changeover switch
to the driver's side mirror position.
2. Engage transmission position R.
Deactivating
Slide the mirror changeover switch to the pas‐
senger's side mirror position.
Fold in and out*
From behind when driving at night: turn the
knob.
Interior rearview mirror, automatic
dimming feature*
Press the button.
Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.
For example, this is advantageous
▷ In car washes.
▷ In narrow streets.
▷ For folding back mirrors that were folded
away manually.
Mirrors that were folded in are folded out auto‐
matically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.
Fold in the mirror in a car wash
Before entering an automatic car wash,
fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or with the
button; otherwise, they could be damaged, de‐
pending on the width of the vehicle.◀
Photocells are used for control:
Communication Entertainment
Activating
Navigation
Driving tips
Reducing the blinding effect
▷ In the mirror glass.
▷ On the back of the mirror.
For proper operation:
▷ Keep the photocells clean.
▷ Do not cover the area between the inside
rearview mirror and the windshield.
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When the reverse gear is engaged, the mirror
glass tilts downward slightly on the front pas‐
senger side. This improves your view of the curb
and other low-lying obstacles when parking, for
example.
Reference
Automatic Curb Monitor*
At a glance
Automatic heating
Controls
Storing positions*
Adjusting
Illuminated vanity mirror* in
the rear
Adjusting
Folding down
The steering wheel can be adjusted in four di‐
rections.
Press the button.
Storing the position
The vanity mirror folds down.
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory, refer
to page 57.
The angle can be adjusted by hand.
Assistance getting in and out
Folding up
Press the mirror up.
The steering wheel temporarily moves into the
highest position to make it easier to enter and
exit the vehicle.
Steering wheel
Steering wheel heating*
General information
Switching on/off
Do not adjust while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement
could result in an accident.◀
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
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Children should always be in the rear
Notes
Accident research shows that the safest place
for children is in the back seat.
Transporting children in the rear
Only transport children younger than
13 years of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm in the
rear in child restraint fixing systems provided in
accordance with the age, weight and size of the
child; otherwise, there is an increased risk of in‐
jury in an accident.
Children 13 years of age or older must wear a
safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint
fixing system can no longer be used, due to their
age, weight and size.◀
Children on the front passenger seat
Should it ever be necessary to use a child re‐
straint fixing system in the front passenger seat,
make sure that the front, knee and side airbags
on the front passenger side are deactivated. Au‐
tomatic deactivation of front passenger airbags,
refer to page 89.
Before mounting child restraint fixing systems,
return all of the rear seat backrests to the basic
position.
Manufacturer's information for child re‐
straint fixing systems
To select, mount and use child restraint fixing
systems, observe the information provided by
the system manufacturer; otherwise, the pro‐
tective effect can be impaired.◀
On the front passenger seat
After installing a child restraint fixing system in
the front passenger seat, make sure that the
front, knee and side airbags on the front pas‐
senger side are deactivated.
Deactivate the front passenger airbags auto‐
matically, refer to page 89.
Deactivating the front passenger airbags
If a child restraint fixing system is used in
the front passenger seat, the front passenger
airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is
an increased risk of injury to the child when the
airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint
fixing system.◀
Deactivating the front passenger airbags
If a child restraint fixing system is used in
the front passenger seat, the front passenger
airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is
an increased risk of injury to the child when the
airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint
fixing system.◀
Driving tips
If the rear seat backrests are adjustable:
Navigation
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger them‐
selves and other persons, e.g., by opening the
doors.◀
Controls
Before mounting
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Children in the vehicle
Seat position and height
Before installing a child restraint fixing system,
move the front passenger seat as far back as
possible and adjust its height to the middle po‐
sition to obtain the best possible position for the
belt and to offer optimal protection in the event
of an accident.
Do not change the seat position and height after
this.
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Note
Installing child restraint fixing
systems
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The right place for children
At a glance
Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
Backrest width*
Before installing a child restraint fixing system in
the front passenger seat, open the backrest
width completely. Do not change the backrest
width again and do not call up a memory posi‐
tion.
Backrest width for the child seat
Before installing a child restraint fixing
system in the front passenger seat, the backrest
width must be opened completely. Do not
change the adjustment after this; otherwise, the
stability of the child seat will be reduced.◀
Child seat security
LATCH child restraint fixing
system
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tether for CHil‐
dren.
Note
Manufacturer's information for LATCH
child restraint fixing systems
To mount and use the LATCH child restraint fix‐
ing systems, observe the operating and safety
information from the system manufacturer; oth‐
erwise, the level of protection may be reduced.◀
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors
Correctly engage the lower LATCH an‐
chors
Make sure that the lower LATCH anchors have
properly engaged and that the child restraint fix‐
ing system is resting snugly against the back‐
rest; otherwise, the degree of protection offered
may be reduced.◀
The rear safety belts and the front passenger
safety belt can be locked against pulling out for
mounting the child restraint fixing systems.
Before mounting the LATCH child restraint fix‐
ing system, pull the belt away from the child re‐
straint fixing system.
Locking the safety belt
1. Pull out the belt webbing completely.
2. Secure the child restraint fixing system with
the belt.
3. Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in and
pull it taut against the child restraint fixing
system. The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking the safety belt
1. Unbuckle the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child restraint fixing system.
3. Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in com‐
pletely.
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors are lo‐
cated in the gap between the seat and backrest.
Mounting LATCH child restraint fixing
systems
1. Mount the child restraint fixing system; refer
to the operating instructions of the system.
2. Ensure that both LATCH anchors are prop‐
erly connected.
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At a glance
Mounting LATCH child restraint fixing
systems on power rear seats*
1. Before mounting, adjust the seats to their
basic position, refer to page 52.
2. For better accessibility, tilt the backrest
back slightly.
LATCH mounting eyes
Only use the mounting eyes for the upper
LATCH retaining strap to secure child restraint
fixing systems; otherwise, the mounting eyes
could be damaged.◀
Mounting points
Head restraint.
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
4
Mounting point/eye
5
Rear window shelf
6
Seat backrest
7
Upper retaining strap
Driving tips
Child restraint fixing system with a
tether strap
Direction of travel
2
Attaching the upper retaining strap to
the mounting point
1. Remove the mounting point cover.
2. Raise the head restraint. Do not change the
middle head restraint*.
3. Guide the upper retaining strap between the
supports of the head restraint.
Guide it over the head restraint of the middle
seat.
4. Attach the hook of the retaining strap to the
mounting eye.
5. Tighten the retaining strap by pulling it
down.
6. Lower the head restraint.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, there are
two outer or three mounting points for child re‐
straint fixing systems with a tether strap.
Navigation
5. After mounting, move the backrest back up
slightly so that the child restraint fixing sys‐
tem rests lightly against the backrest.
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4. Ensure that both LATCH anchors are prop‐
erly connected.
Controls
3. Mount the child restraint fixing system; refer
to the operating instructions of the system.
Retaining strap guide
Make sure that the upper retaining strap is
not routed over the head restraints or sharp
edges and is free of twisting on its way to the
upper mounting point; otherwise, the belt can‐
not properly secure the child restraint fixing sys‐
tem in an accident.◀
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Retaining strap
Transporting children safely
Locking the doors and
windows
Rear doors
Push the locking lever on the rear doors down.
The door can now be opened from the outside
only.
Safety switch for the rear
Press the button on the driver's door if
children are being transported in the
rear.
This locks various functions so that they cannot
be operated from the rear: safety switch, refer to
page 45.
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When the vehicle is locked using the central
locking system, the ignition switches off auto‐
matically.
Ignition on
Radio ready state
Press the Start/Stop button, and do not press on
the brake pedal at the same time.
Activate radio ready state:
All vehicle systems are ready for operation.
Most of the indicator and warning lamps in the
instrument cluster light up for varying lengths of
time.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
The ignition switches off automatically:
▷ When the vehicle is locked, if the low beams
are switched on.
▷ Shortly before the battery is discharged
completely, so that the engine can still be
started.
▷ If the engine is switched off and the ignition
is switched on, the system automatically
switches to the radio ready state when the
door is opened if the lights are switched off
or the daytime running lights are switched
on.
Ignition off
Press the Start/Stop button again, and do not
press on the brake pedal at the same time.
All indicator lamps in the instrument cluster go
out.
▷ When the ignition is switched off: press ON/
OFF button on the radio.
▷ When the engine is running: press START/
STOP button.
Some electronic systems/power consumers re‐
main ready for operation.
Radio ready state switches off automatically:
At a glance
Controls
The engine starts if the brake
pedal is pressed when you press
the Start/Stop button.
Driving tips
When the ignition is switched off, position P is
engaged automatically. When in an automatic
car wash, for example, ensure that the ignition is
not switched off accidentally.◀
▷ After approx. 8 minutes.
▷ When the vehicle is locked using the central
locking system.
Starting the engine
General information
Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed
areas; otherwise, breathing of exhaust fumes
may lead to loss of consciousness and death.
The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀
Unattended vehicle
Do not leave the car unattended with the
engine running; otherwise, it presents a poten‐
tial source of danger.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
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Pressing the Start/Stop button
switches the ignition on or off and
starts the engine.
Mobility
The concept
Transmission position P with the ignition
off
Reference
Start/Stop button
Navigation
Driving
Driving
Before leaving the car with the engine running,
set the parking brake and place the transmission
in position P or neutral to prevent the car from
moving.◀
Frequent starting in quick succession
Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting
the car and avoid starting the car frequently in
quick succession. Otherwise, the fuel is not
burned or is inadequately burned, and there is
the danger of overheating and damaging the
catalytic converter.◀
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at mod‐
erate engine speeds.
Starting the engine
Press on the brake pedal and
press the Start/Stop button.
The engine is cranked until it
starts.
Switching off the engine
1. Engage transmission position P with the ve‐
hicle stopped.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
The engine is switched off.
The radio ready state is switched on.
3. Set the parking brake.
Parking brake
The concept
The parking brake is used to prevent the vehicle
from rolling when it is parked.
▷ Engine switched off: the parking brake acts
on the rear wheels.
▷ Engine running: the parking brake acts on
the disc brakes of the front and rear wheels
via the hydraulic brake system.
The parking brake can be set manually or auto‐
matically:
▷ Manual: by pulling and pushing the switch.
Engine stop
▷ Automatic: by activating Automatic Hold.
General information
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the windows and injure them‐
selves.◀
Set the parking brake and further secure
the vehicle as required
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the vehi‐
cle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in
the direction of the curb. ◀
Before driving into a car wash
In order for the vehicle to be able to roll into a car
wash, heed the information regarding Washing
in automatic car washes, refer to page 271.
Setting
Pull the switch.
The LED lights up.
The indicator lamp lights up in red. The
parking brake is set.
Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian
models
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1. Remove the release tool from the tool kit.
While driving
Use while driving:
Pull the switch and hold it. The vehicle brakes
hard while the button is being pulled.
The indicator lamp lights up in red, a sig‐
nal sounds and the brake lamps light up.
Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian
models
2. Raise the floor panel in the cargo area.
Navigation
If the vehicle is braked to a speed of approx.
2 mph/3 km/h, the parking brake remains set.
Releasing
Press the switch while the brake pedal is
pressed or transmission position P is en‐
gaged.
The LED and indicator lamp go out.
The parking brake is released.
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot release the parking brake.◀
At a glance
Unlocking
Driving tips
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the vehi‐
cle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in
the direction of the curb. ◀
Secure the vehicle in a manner appropriate to
the inclination of the road, e.g., with a wheel
chock; otherwise, there is the danger of the ve‐
hicle rolling.◀
3. Take out the floor trim in the cargo area, re‐
moving the screws with the release tool, ar‐
rows.
Manual release
The parking brake can be released manually in
the event of a power failure or electrical fault.
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Set the parking brake and further secure
the vehicle as required
Before releasing the parking brake manually,
and whenever you park the vehicle with the
parking brake released, ensure that position P of
the automatic transmission is engaged.
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Mobility
Before releasing, secure the vehicle
against rolling
Driving
4. Place the release tool on the release point,
arrow.
2.
Press the switch while the brake is de‐
pressed or transmission position P is en‐
gaged.
It may take several seconds for the brake to be
put into operation. Any sounds associated with
this are normal.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster goes out as soon as the parking
brake is ready for operation.
5. Forcefully pull the release tool up against the
resistance until you notice a marked in‐
crease in the resistance and the parking
brake releases audibly.
Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian
models.
Automatic Hold
The concept
This system assists the driver by automatically
setting and releasing the brake, such as when
moving in stop-and-go traffic.
The vehicle is automatically held in place when
it is stationary.
On inclines, the system prevents the vehicle
from rolling backward when driving away.
Have the malfunction corrected
If the parking brake has been released
manually in response to a malfunction, only
technicians can return it to operation.
Have the malfunction corrected by your service
center.◀
After a power failure
Only put the parking brake into operation
after a power failure
The parking brake should only be put into oper‐
ation again if it was manually released due to an
interruption in the supply of electrical power.
Otherwise, it cannot be ensured that the parking
brake will function properly.◀
Putting the parking brake into
operation
For your safety
Under the following conditions, Automatic Hold
is automatically deactivated and the parking
brake is set:
▷ The engine is switched off.
▷ A door is opened and driver's safety belt is
unbuckled.
▷ The moving vehicle is brought to a standstill
using the parking brake.
1. Switch on the ignition.
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The indicator lamp goes out.
▷ Release the parking brake manually.
Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian models
▷ Reactivate Automatic Hold.
Leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, engage position P of the automatic trans‐
mission and ensure that the parking brake is set.
Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to roll.◀
Activating
This function can be activated when the driver's
door is closed and the safety belt is fastened, or
while driving.
Press the button.
The LED and the letters AUTO H light
up.
The indicator lamp lights up.
Automatic Hold is activated.
Before driving into a car wash
Deactivate Automatic Hold; otherwise, the
parking brake will be set when the vehicle is sta‐
tionary and the vehicle will no longer be able to
roll.◀
Parking
The parking brake is automatically set if the en‐
gine is switched off while the vehicle is being
held by Automatic Hold.
The indicator lamp changes from green
to red.
The parking brake is not set if the engine
is switched off while the vehicle is coast‐
ing to a halt. Automatic Hold is deacti‐
vated.
Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian models
Take the remote control with you
Deactivating
Press the button again.
The LED and the letters AUTO H go
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot release the parking brake.◀
out.
Automatic Hold is deactivated.
If the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold,
press on the brake pedal to deactivate it.
When the parking brake, refer to page 66, is set
manually, Automatic Hold is deactivated auto‐
matically.
Malfunction
In the event of a failure or malfunction of the
parking brake, secure the vehicle against rolling
using a wheel chock, for example, when leaving
it.
Mobility
Driving
Automatic Hold is activated: the vehicle is auto‐
matically secured against rolling when it stops.
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At a glance
Before driving away:
Controls
The brake is released automatically.
Driving tips
models
Navigation
Step on the accelerator pedal to drive
off.
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Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian
The indicator lamp lights up in green.
Reference
The indicator lamp switches from green
to red and the letters AUTO H go out.
Driving
Turn signal, high beams,
headlamp flasher
High beams, headlamp flasher
Turn signal
Using turn signals
▷ High beams, arrow 1.
▷ Headlamp flasher, arrow 2.
Washer/wiper system
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
To switch off manually, press the lever to the re‐
sistance point.
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp in‐
dicates that a turn signal bulb has failed.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever to the resistance point.
The turn signal flashes three times.
The function can be activated or deactivated:
Switching the wipers on/off and brief
wipe
Do not switch on the wipers if frozen
Do not switch on the wipers if they are fro‐
zen onto the windshield; otherwise, the wiper
blades and the windshield wiper motor may be
damaged.◀
Switching on
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Triple turn signal"
Press the wiper levers up.
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
▷ Normal wiping speed: press up once.
The wipers switch to intermittent operation
when the vehicle is stationary.
Signaling briefly
Press the lever to the resistance point and hold
it there for as long as you want the turn signal to
flash.
▷ Fast wiping speed: press up twice or press
once beyond the resistance point.
The wipers switch to normal speed when the
vehicle is stationary.
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Deactivate the rain sensor in car washes
Deactivate the rain sensor when passing
through an automatic car wash; otherwise, dam‐
age could be caused by undesired wiper activa‐
tion.◀
At a glance
Switching off and brief wipe
Controls
Rain sensor sensitivity
Press the wiper levers down.
Rain sensor
Turn the thumbwheel.
Clean the windshield, headlamps*
The concept
The time between wipes is controlled automat‐
ically and depends on the intensity of the rainfall.
The sensor is located on the windshield, directly
in front of the interior rearview mirror.
Activating/deactivating the rain sensor
Pull the lever.
The system sprays washer fluid on the wind‐
shield and activates the wipers briefly.
In addition, the headlamps are cleaned at regular
intervals when the vehicle lights are switched
on.
Press the button on the wiper lever.
When activated, the wipers move over the wind‐
shield once.
The LED in the steering column stalk lights up.
Do not use the washer system at freezing
temperatures
Do not use the washers if there is any danger
that the fluid will freeze on the windshield; oth‐
erwise, your vision could be obscured. For this
reason, use antifreeze.
Avoid using the washer when the reservoir is
empty; otherwise, you could damage the
pump.◀
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▷ To switch off fast wipe: press down twice.
Mobility
▷ To switch off normal wipe: press down once.
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▷ Brief wipe: press down once.
Navigation
Driving tips
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
Driving
Windshield washer nozzles
The washer jets are automatically heated*
whenever the ignition is switched on.
Fold-out position of the wipers
Required when changing the wiper blades or
under frosty conditions, for example.
1. Switch off the ignition.
Washer fluid reservoir
Adding washer fluid
Only add washer fluid when the engine is
cool, and then close the cover completely to
avoid contact between the washer fluid and hot
engine parts.
Otherwise, there is the danger of fire and a risk
to personal safety if the fluid is spilled.◀
2. Under frosty conditions, ensure that the
wiper blades are not frozen onto the wind‐
shield.
3. Press the wiper lever up beyond the point of
resistance and hold it for approx. 3 seconds,
until the wiper remains in a nearly vertical
position.
After the wipers are folded back down, the wiper
system must be reactivated.
Fold the wipers back down
All washer nozzles are supplied from one reser‐
voir.
Before switching the ignition on, fold the
wipers back down to the windshield; otherwise,
the wipers may become damaged when they are
switched on.◀
Fill with water and – if required – with a washer
antifreeze, according to the manufacturer's rec‐
ommendations.
1. Switch on the ignition.
Mix the washer fluid before adding to maintain
the correct mixing ratio.
2. Press the wiper levers down. The wipers
move to their resting position and are ready
for operation.
Washer fluid
General information
Antifreeze for washer fluid
Capacity
Approx. 5.3 US quarts/ 5 liters
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic
Transmission positions
Antifreeze is flammable. Therefore, keep
it away from sources of ignition.
D Drive, automatic position
Only keep it in the closed original container and
inaccessible to children.
Position for normal vehicle operation. All for‐
ward gears are available.
Follow the instructions on the container.◀
R is Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N is Neutral
Use in automatic car washes, for example. The
vehicle can roll.
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Engaging D, R and N
At a glance
When the ignition is switched off, refer to
page 65, position P is engaged automatically.
P Park
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The
drive wheels are blocked.
▷ If the ignition is switched off and position N
is engaged.
▷ If the safety belt is unbuckled, the driver's
door is opened, and the brake pedal is not
pressed while the vehicle is stationary and
transmission position R or D is engaged.
Briefly push the selector lever in the desired di‐
rection, beyond a resistance point if necessary.
After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its
center position.
Driving tips
▷ After the engine is switched off, if the car is
in radio ready state, refer to page 65, or if the
ignition is switched off, refer to page 65, and
if position R or D is engaged.
Controls
P is engaged automatically:
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Kickdown
Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving
performance. Press on the accelerator beyond
the resistance point at the full throttle position.
▷ With the vehicle stationary, press on the
brake pedal before shifting out of P or N;
otherwise, the shift command will not be
executed: shift lock.
Press the Unlock button to:
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▷ Transmission position P can only be disen‐
gaged if the engine is running and the brake
pedal is pressed.
▷ Engage R.
▷ Shift out of P.
Engaging P
Depress the brake until you start driv‐
ing
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after
you select a driving position, maintain pres‐
sure on the brake pedal until you are ready
to start.◀
Mobility
Press button P.
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Engaging the transmission position
Driving
Sport program and manual mode M/S
Activating the sport program
Displays in the instrument cluster
The transmission position is dis‐
played, for instance, P.
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
DS is displayed in the instrument cluster.
This position is recommended for a perform‐
ance-oriented driving style.
Activating the M/S manual mode
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
Push the selector lever forward or backward.
Manual mode becomes active and the gear is
changed.
The engaged gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster, e.g., M1.
▷ To shift down: press the selector lever for‐
ward.
▷ To shift up: press the selector lever back‐
ward.
The transmission only shifts up or down if the
rpm and vehicle speed are appropriate. If the
engine speed is too high, the transmission does
not shift down.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument cluster, followed by the current gear.
Ending the sport program/manual
mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
D is displayed in the instrument cluster.
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At a glance
Displays
Instrument cluster
6
External temperature
Speedometer
7
Electronic displays
3
Indicator/warning lamps
8
Miles, trip miles
4
Tachometer
9
Clock
5
Oil temperature
10 Display/reset miles
Fuel gauge
The vehicle inclination may
cause the display to vary.
Notes on refueling, refer to
page 242.
▷ The remaining range is
shown on the computer.
▷ When a dynamic driving style is used, such
as when corners are taken rapidly, engine
functions are not ensured.
The Check Control message appears continu‐
ously below a range of approx. 30 miles/50 km.
Range
After the reserve range is
reached:
▷ A Check Control message is
displayed briefly.
Refuel promptly
Refuel no later than at a range 30 miles/
50 km, or engine functions are not ensured and
damage may occur.◀
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Fuel gauge
2
Reference
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Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
Displays
Displaying the cruising range
Coolant temperature
1. "Settings"
Should the coolant, and with it the engine, be‐
come too hot, a Check Control message is dis‐
played.
2. "Info display"
3. "Additional indicators"
Check the coolant level, refer to page 256.
External temperature
External temperature warning
If the display drops to +37 ℉/
+3 ℃, a signal sounds.
A Check Control message is dis‐
played.
The range is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Tachometer
There is the increased danger of
ice.
Ice on roads
Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃,
there can be a risk of ice on roads.
Therefore, drive carefully on bridges and shady
roads, for example, to avoid the increased dan‐
ger of an accident.◀
Current fuel consumption
Displays the current fuel con‐
sumption. You can check
whether you are currently driving
in an efficient and environmen‐
tally-friendly manner.
Always avoid engine speeds in the red warning
field. In this range, the fuel supply is interrupted
to protect the engine.
Engine oil temperature
▷ Cold engine: the pointer is at
the low temperature end.
Drive at moderate engine and
vehicle speeds.
▷ Normal operating tempera‐
ture: the pointer is in the mid‐
dle or in the left half of the
temperature display.
Displaying the current fuel
consumption
1. "Settings"
2. "Info display"
3. "Additional indicators"
▷ Hot engine: the pointer is at the high tem‐
perature end. A Check Control message is
displayed in addition.
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The energy of motion of the ve‐
hicle is converted to electrical en‐
ergy while coasting. The vehicle
battery is partially charged and
fuel consumption can be low‐
ered.
The concept
At a glance
Energy recovery
Selection lists in the
instrument cluster
Controls
The bar display for the current fuel consumption
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
▷ Odometer, arrow 1.
The following can be operated using the buttons
and the thumbwheel on the steering wheel:
▷ Current audio source.
▷ Redial on telephone*.
Activating a list and creating the
setting
▷ When the ignition is switched on, the trip
odometer is reset.
Time
The time is displayed at the bot‐
tom of the instrument cluster.
Setting the time and time format,
refer to page 80.
Date
The date is displayed in the in‐
strument cluster.
Setting the date and date format,
refer to page 80.
Press a button on the right side of the steering
wheel or turn the thumbwheel to activate the re‐
quired list.
Create the setting using the thumbwheel.
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▷ When the ignition is switched
off, the time, external temper‐
ature and odometer are dis‐
played.
Navigation
▷ Activation of the voice activation system*.
Press the knob.
Computer
Indication in the info display
The information from the com‐
puter is shown in the Info display
in the instrument cluster.
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Display/reset miles
Reference
▷ Trip odometer, arrow 2.
Driving tips
Odometer and trip odometer
Displays
Calling up information on the info
display
3. Select the desired displays.
Press the computer button on the turn signal
lever.
Information in detail
Information is displayed on the info display of the
instrument cluster.
Information at a glance
Repeatedly pressing the button on the turn sig‐
nal lever calls up the following information on the
info display:
Range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel.
It is calculated based on your driving style over
the last 20 miles/30 km. If there is only enough
fuel left for less than 45 miles/80 km, the color
of the display changes.
▷ Range.
Average fuel consumption
▷ Average fuel consumption.
This is calculated for the period during which the
engine is running.
▷ Average speed.
The average fuel consumption is calculated on
the basis of various distances.
▷ Date*.
▷ Time of arrival*
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
▷ Distance to destination*
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
▷ Arrow view of navigation system*
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
Adjusting the info display
You can select what information from the com‐
puter is to be displayed on the info display of the
instrument cluster.
1. "Settings"
Average speed
Periods in which the vehicle is parked with the
engine stopped do not enter into the calculation.
Resetting average values
Press and hold the computer button on the turn
signal lever.
Distance to destination*
The distance remaining to the destination is dis‐
played if a destination is entered in the naviga‐
tion system* before the trip is started.
The distance to the destination is adopted au‐
tomatically.
2. "Info display"
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4. Press the controller.
The time must be correctly set.
Resetting values
The current vehicle speed is stored as the
limit.
Speed limit
The average fuel consumption and average
speed can be reset.
Display of a speed limit which, when reached,
should cause a warning to be issued.
Press and hold the computer button on the turn
signal lever.
Renewed warning if the vehicle speed drops be‐
low the set speed limit once by at least 3 mph/
5 km/h.
Trip computer
Displaying, setting or changing the
limit
1. "Settings"
There are two types of computer.
▷ "Onboard info": the values can be reset as
often as necessary.
▷ "Trip computer": the values provide an over‐
view of the current trip.
At a glance
The estimated time of arrival is
displayed if a destination is en‐
tered in the navigation system*
before the trip is started.
Controls
3. "Select current speed"
Driving tips
Time of arrival*
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Trip computer"
3. "Reset": all values are reset.
"Automatically reset": all values are reset
approx. 4 hours after the vehicle comes to a
standstill.
4. Turn the controller until the desired limit is
displayed.
5. Press the controller.
The speed limit is stored.
Activating/deactivating the limit
1. "Settings"
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Resetting the trip computer
3. "Warning at:"
Navigation
2. "Speed"
3. "Warning"
4. Press the controller.
Applying your current speed as the
limit
Display the computer or trip computer on the
Control Display.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Onboard info" or "Trip computer"
Mobility
Display on the Control Display
2. "Speed"
2. "Speed"
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1. "Settings"
Displays
Resetting the fuel consumption or
speed
4. Turn the controller until the desired hours
are displayed.
1. "Vehicle Info"
5. Press the controller.
2. "Onboard info"
6. Turn the controller until the desired minutes
are displayed.
3. "Cons." or "Speed"
7. Press the controller.
The time is stored.
Setting the time format
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Format:"
4. Select the desired format.
The time format is stored.
4. "Yes"
Date
Settings on the Control
Display
Setting the date
Time
2. "Time/Date"
Setting the time zone*
1. "Settings"
3. "Date:"
1. "Settings"
4. Turn the controller until the desired day is
displayed.
2. "Time/Date"
5. Press the controller.
3. "Time zone"
4. Select the desired time zone.
6. Make the necessary settings for the month
and year.
The time zone is stored.
The date is stored.
Setting the time
Setting the date format
1. "Settings"
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Time:"
3. "Format:"
4. Select the desired format.
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Language
Setting the language
To set the language on the Control Display:
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Brightness
At a glance
The date format is stored.
Setting the brightness
2. "Language/Units"
1. "Settings"
3. "Language:"
2. "Control display"
Controls
To set the brightness of the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
5. Press the controller.
Setting the voice dialog*
Voice dialog for the voice activation system*,
refer to page 26.
Units of measure
Setting the units of measure
To set the units for fuel consumption, route/dis‐
tance and temperature:
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
3. Select the desired menu item.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Depending on the light conditions, the bright‐
ness control may not be clearly visible.
Service requirements
Display
The driving distance or the time
to the next service is displayed
briefly after the ignition is
switched on.
The current service require‐
ments can be read out from the remote control
by the service specialist.
Data regarding the maintenance status or legally
mandated inspections of the vehicle are auto‐
matically transmitted to your service center be‐
fore a service due date, Automatic Service Re‐
quest, refer to page 234.
4. Select the desired unit.
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Communication Entertainment
4. Turn the controller until the desired bright‐
ness is set.
Mobility
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
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4. Select the desired language.
Navigation
Driving tips
3. "Brightness"
Displays
Detailed information on service
requirements
matically transmitted to your service center be‐
fore a service due date.
More information on the scope of service re‐
quired can be displayed on the Control Display.
You can check when your service center was
notified.
1. "Vehicle Info"
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
3. Open "Options".
"Service required"
Required maintenance procedures and le‐
gally mandated inspections are displayed.
4. "Last Service Request"
4. Select an entry to call up detailed informa‐
tion.
Check Control
Symbols
The concept
Symbols
Description
No service is currently required.
The deadline for service or a le‐
gally mandated inspection is
approaching. Please make a
service appointment.
The service deadline has al‐
ready passed.
The Check Control system monitors functions
in the vehicle and notifies you of malfunctions in
the monitored systems.
A Check Control message is displayed as a
combination of indicator or warning lamps and
text messages in the instrument cluster and in
the Head-up Display*.
In addition, an acoustic signal may be output and
a text message may appear on the Control Dis‐
play.
Indicator/warning lamps
Entering appointment dates
Enter the dates for the required inspections.
Ensure that the vehicle date and time are set
correctly.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Service required"
4. "§ Vehicle inspection"
5. "Date:"
6. Create the settings.
7. Confirm.
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
Several of the lamps are checked for proper
functioning and light up temporarily when the
engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
The entered date is stored.
Automatic Service Request*
Data regarding the maintenance status or legally
mandated inspections of the vehicle are auto‐
Text messages
Text messages in combination with a symbol in
the instrument cluster explain a Check Control
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It is shown on the Control Display.
Symbols
Depending on the Check Control message, the
following functions can be selected.
"Owner's Manual"
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Check Control"
4. Select the text message.
Messages after trip completion
Malfunctions indicated during a trip are dis‐
played again after the ignition is switched off.
Display additional information about the
Check Control message in the integrated
owner's manual.
▷
"Service request"
▷
Navigation
Contact the service partner.
"Roadside Assistance"
Contact Roadside Assistance.
Communication Entertainment
Hiding Check Control messages
Press the computer button on the turn signal
lever.
Mobility
▷ Some Check Control messages are dis‐
played continuously and are not cleared un‐
til the malfunction is eliminated. If several
malfunctions occur at once, the messages
are displayed consecutively.
These messages can be hidden for approx.
8 seconds. After this time, they are dis‐
played again automatically.
▷ Other Check Control messages are hidden
automatically after approx. 20 seconds.
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▷
Displaying stored Check Control
messages
Controls
Addition information, such as on the cause of a
fault or the required action, can be called up via
Check Control. The supplementary text of ur‐
gent messages is displayed automatically.
Driving tips
Supplementary text messages
At a glance
They are stored and can be displayed again
later.
message and the meaning of the indicator and
warning lamps.
Lamps
Lamps
At a glance
Welcome lamps
When parking the vehicle, leave the switch in
or
: the parking and interior
position
lamps light up briefly when the vehicle is un‐
locked.
Activating/deactivating
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Welcome light"
1
Rear fog lamps*
2
Front fog lamps*
3
Automatic headlamp control / adaptive light
control* / high-beam assistant* / welcome
lamps / daytime running lights*
4
Lamps off / daytime running lights*
5
Parking lamps / daytime running lights*
6
Low beams / welcome lamps / high-beam
assistant*
7
Instrument lighting
Parking lamps/low beams,
headlamp control
Parking lamps
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Headlamp courtesy delay feature
The low beams stay lit for a short while after the
ignition is switched off, if the lamps are switched
off and the headlamp flasher is switched on.
Switch position
: the vehicle lamps light
up on all sides, e.g., for parking.
Setting the duration
Do not use the parking lamps for extended pe‐
riods; otherwise, the battery may become dis‐
charged and it would then be impossible to start
the engine.
2. "Lighting"
1. "Settings"
3. "Pathway light.: s"
When parking, it is preferable to switch on the
one-sided roadside parking lamps, refer to
page 85.
Low beams
Switch position
with the ignition switched
on: the low beams light up.
4. Set the duration.
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A blue sky with the sun low on the horizon can
cause the lights to be switched on.
Personal responsibility
The automatic headlamp control cannot
serve as a substitute for your personal judgment
in determining when the lamps should be
switched on in response to ambient lighting
conditions.
For example, the sensors are unable to detect
fog or hazy weather. To avoid safety risks, you
should always switch on the lamps manually un‐
der these conditions.◀
Daytime running lights*
With the ignition switched on, the daytime run‐
ning lights light up in position 0,
or
.
After the ignition is switched off, the parking
lamps light up in position
.
Activating/deactivating
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Daytime running lamps"
The vehicle can be illuminated on one side.
Switching on
With the ignition switched off, press the lever
either up or down past the resistance point for
approx. 2 seconds.
Switching off
Briefly press the lever to the resistance point in
the opposite direction.
Adaptive light control*
The concept
Adaptive light control is a variable headlamp
control system that enables dynamic illumina‐
tion of the road surface.
Depending on the steering angle and other pa‐
rameters, the light from the headlamp follows
the course of the road.
In tight curves, e.g., on mountainous roads or
when turning, an additional, corner-illuminating
lamp is switched on that lights up the inside of
the curve when the vehicle is moving below a
certain speed.
Navigation
The low beams always stay on when the fog
lamps are switched on.
At a glance
Switch position
: the low beams are switched
on and off automatically, e.g., in tunnels, in twi‐
light or if there is precipitation. The indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.
Controls
Automatic headlamp control
Driving tips
Roadside parking lamps
Communication Entertainment
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Switch position
on.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
with the ignition switched
The turning lamps are automatically switched
on depending on the steering angle or the use
of turn signals.
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Activating
Mobility
Controls
Lamps
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the adaptive
light control directs light towards the front pas‐
senger side when the vehicle is at a standstill.
When driving in reverse, only the turning lamp is
active.
Self-leveling headlights
The self-leveling headlights feature adapts the
light distribution to the contours of the road.
The light distribution is lowered on hilltops to
avoid blinding oncoming traffic and tilted in de‐
pressions to increase visibility.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up.
When the lights are switched on, the
high beams are switched on and off automati‐
cally.
The system responds to light from oncoming
traffic and traffic driving ahead of you, and to ad‐
equate illumination, e.g., in towns and cities.
Switching the high beams on and off
manually
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
Adaptive light control is malfunctioning or has
failed. Have the system checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
High-beam Assistant*
▷ High beams on, arrow 1.
▷ High beams off/headlamp flasher, arrow 2.
The concept
When the low beams are switched on, this sys‐
tem automatically switches the high beams on
and off. The procedure is controlled by a sensor
on the front of the interior rearview mirror. The
assistant ensures that the high beams are
switched on whenever the traffic situation al‐
lows. The driver can intervene at any time and
switch the high beams on and off as usual.
Activating the High-beam Assistant
To reactivate the High-beam Assistant, press
the button on the turn signal lever.
System limits
Personal responsibility
The high-beam assistant cannot serve as
a substitute for the driver's personal judgment
of when to use the high beams. Therefore, man‐
ually switch off the high beams in situations
where this is required to avoid a safety risk.◀
The system is not fully functional in situations
such as the following, and driver intervention
may be necessary:
▷ In very unfavorable weather conditions,
such as fog or heavy precipitation.
1. Turn the light switch to
or
.
2. Press the button on the turn signal lever, ar‐
row.
▷ In detecting poorly-lit road users, such as
pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and
wagons; when driving close to train or ship
traffic; and at animal crossings.
▷ In tight curves, on hilltops or in depressions,
in cross traffic or half-obscured oncoming
traffic on freeways.
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▷ When the windshield in front of the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
The interior lamps, footwell lamps, entry lamps
and courtesy lamps are controlled automati‐
cally.
Camera
The brightness of some of these lamps is influ‐
enced by the thumbwheel for the instrument
lighting.
At a glance
▷ At low speeds.
Controls
Interior lamps
Keep the area in front of the interior rearview
mirror clear.
1
Interior lamps
2
Reading lamp
Switching the interior lamps on and off
Press the button.
Fog lamps
Front fog lamps*
To switch off permanently: press the button for
approx. 3 seconds.
The parking lamps or low beams must be
switched on.
To clear this setting: press the button.
Press the button. The green indicator
lamp lights up.
If the automatic headlamp control, refer to
page 85, is activated, the low beams will come
on automatically when you switch on the front
fog lamps.
Reading lamps
Press the button.
Reading lamps are located at the front and rear
next to the interior lamps.
Communication Entertainment
The camera is located on the front of the interior
rearview mirror.
Navigation
Driving tips
▷ In poorly-lit towns and cities and in the pres‐
ence of highly reflective signs.
Instrument lighting
The parking lamps or low beams
must be switched on to adjust the
brightness.
Adjust the brightness using the
thumbwheel.
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Mobility
Adjusting
Safety
Safety
Airbags
1
Front airbag, driver
4
Side airbag
2
Front airbag, front passenger
5
Knee airbags
3
Head airbag
Front airbags
Knee airbag
Front airbags help protect the driver and front
passenger by responding to frontal impacts in
which safety belts alone cannot provide ade‐
quate restraint.
The knee airbag supports the legs in a frontal
impact.
Side airbags
In a lateral impact, the side airbag supports the
side of the body in the chest and lap area.
In a lateral impact, the side airbag supports the
side of the body in the chest, lap, and head area.
Head airbags
In a lateral impact, the head airbag supports the
head.
Protective action
Airbags are not triggered in every impact situa‐
tion, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end
collisions.
Information on how to ensure the optimal
protective effect of the airbags
▷ Keep at a distance from the airbags.
▷ Always grasp the steering wheel on the
steering wheel rim, holding your hands at
the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to keep
the danger of injury to your hands or arms as
low as possible if the airbag is triggered.
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▷ Do not hang pieces of clothing, such as jack‐
ets, over the backrests.
▷ Make sure that occupants keep their heads
away from the side airbag and do not rest
against the head airbag; otherwise, injuries
can occur if the airbags are triggered.
▷ Do not remove the airbag restraint system.
▷ Do not remove the steering wheel.
▷ Do not apply adhesive materials to the air‐
bag cover panels, cover them or modify
them in any way.
▷ Never modify either the individual compo‐
nents or the wiring in the airbag system. This
also applies to steering wheel covers, the
dashboard, the seats, the roof pillars and the
sides of the headliner.◀
Functional readiness of the airbag
system
When the ignition is switch on, the warn‐
ing lamp in the instrument cluster lights
up briefly and thereby indicates the op‐
erational readiness of the entire airbag system
and the belt tensioner.
Airbag system malfunctioning
▷ In radio ready state, the warning lamp does
not come on.
▷ The warning lamp lights up continuously.
When there is a malfunction, have the air‐
bag system checked immediately
When there is a malfunction, have the airbag
system checked immediately; otherwise, there
is a risk that the system does not function as ex‐
pected in the event of an accident despite cor‐
responding severity of the accident.◀
Automatic deactivation of the front
passenger airbags
Even when all instructions are followed closely,
injury from contact with the airbags cannot be
ruled out in certain situations.
The system determines whether the front pas‐
senger seat is occupied by measuring the re‐
sistance of the human body.
The ignition and inflation noise may lead to
short-term and, in most cases, temporary hear‐
ing impairment in sensitive individuals.
The front, knee, and side airbag on the front
passenger side are activated or deactivated ac‐
cordingly.
In the case of a malfunction, deactivation
and after triggering of the airbags
Do not touch the individual components imme‐
diately after the system has been triggered; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of burns.
Leave feet in the footwell
Make sure that the front passenger keeps
his or her feet in the footwell; otherwise, the front
passenger airbags may not function properly.◀
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Controls
Driving tips
▷ Do not place slip covers, seat cushions or
other objects on the front passenger seat
that are not approved specifically for seats
with integrated side airbags.
Warnings and information on the airbags are
also found on the sun visors.
Navigation
▷ Make sure that the front passenger is sitting
correctly, i.e., keeps his or her feet and legs
in the footwell; otherwise, leg injuries can
occur if the front airbag is triggered.
Non-professional attempts to service the sys‐
tem could lead to failure in an emergency or un‐
desired triggering of the airbag, either of which
could result in injury.◀
Communication Entertainment
▷ Keep the dashboard and window on the
front passenger side clear, i.e., do not cover
with adhesive labels or coverings, and do not
attach holders such as for navigation instru‐
ments and mobile phones.
Mobility
▷ Do not use the cover of the front airbag on
the front passenger side as a storage area.
Only have the airbags checked, repaired or dis‐
mantled and the airbag generator scrapped by
your service center or a workshop that has the
necessary authorization for handling explosives.
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▷ There should be no people, animals, or ob‐
jects between an airbag and a person.
Safety
Child restraint fixing system in the front
passenger seat
Before transporting a child on the front passen‐
ger seat, see the safety notes and instructions
under Children on the front passenger seat.◀
Malfunction of the automatic
deactivation system
When transporting older children and adults, the
front passenger airbags may be deactivated in
certain sitting positions. In this case, the indica‐
tor lamp for the front passenger airbags lights
up.
In this case, change the sitting position so that
the front passenger airbags are activated and
the indicator lamp goes out.
If it is not possible to activate the airbags, have
the person sit in the rear.
To make sure that the occupied seat cushion
can be evaluated correctly
▷ Do not attach covers, cushions, ball mats or
other items to the front passenger seat un‐
less they are specifically recommended by
the manufacturer of your vehicle.
▷ Do not place any objects on the front pas‐
senger seat.
▷ Do not place objects under the seat that
could press against the seat from below.
Indicator lamp for the front passenger
airbags
▷ The indicator lamp lights up
when a child who is properly
seated in a child restraint fix‐
ing system intended for that
purpose is detected on the
seat or the seat is empty. The
airbags on the front passen‐
ger side are not activated.
▷ The indicator lamp does not light up when,
for example, a correctly seated person of
sufficient size is detected on the seat. The
airbags on the front passenger side are ac‐
tivated.
The system generally detects children seated in
a child seat, especially in the child seats that
were required by NHTSA when the vehicle was
manufactured. After installing a child seat, make
sure that the indicator lamp for the front pas‐
senger airbags lights up. This indicates that the
child seat has been detected and the front pas‐
senger airbags are not activated.
Strength of the driver's and front
passenger airbag
The strength with which the driver's and front
passenger airbags are triggered depends on the
position of the driver's and front passenger
seats.
To maintain the accuracy of this function over
the long-term, calibrate the front seats when a
corresponding message appears on the Control
Display.
Calibrating the front seats
A corresponding message appears on the Con‐
trol Display.
1. Move the respective seat forward all the
way.
2. Move the respective seat forward again. It
moves forward briefly.
The indicator lamp for the front passenger air‐
bags indicates the operating state of the front
passenger airbags.
The lamp indicates whether the airbags are ac‐
tivated or deactivated.
3. Readjust the seat to the desired position.
The calibration procedure is completed when
the message on the Control Display disappears.
If the message continues to be displayed, repeat
the calibration.
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The concept
The tire inflation pressure is measured in the
four mounted tires. The system notifies you if
there is a significant loss of pressure in one or
more tires.
Functional requirements
Status display
The tire and system status is indicated by the
color of the tires.
A change in the tire inflation pressure during
driving is taken into account.
A correction is only necessary if this is indicated
by the TPM
The system must have been reset when the in‐
flation pressure was correct; otherwise, reliable
signaling of a flat tire is not ensured. Always use
wheels with TPM electronics to ensure that the
system will operate properly. Reset the system
after each correction of the tire inflation pres‐
sure and after every tire or wheel change.
Wheels, green
System limits
All wheels are yellow
Sudden tire damage
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in ad‐
vance.◀
The system does not operate correctly if it has
not been reset. For example, a flat tire may be
indicated despite correct tire inflation pres‐
sures.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire:
▷ For a mounted wheel without TPM electron‐
ics.
▷ When the TPM is disturbed by other sys‐
tems or devices with the same radio fre‐
quency.
The tire inflation pressure is equal to the target
state.
One wheel is yellow
A flat tire or major drop in inflation pressure in
the indicated tire.
▷ A flat tire or major drop in inflation pressure
in several tires.
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus warns based on the infla‐
tion pressures initialized last.
▷ A flat tire in one or more tires while the sys‐
tem is being reset.
Wheels, gray
Driving tips
"Tire Pressure Monitor - TPM"
Navigation
3.
Controls
2. "Vehicle status"
The status is displayed.
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
At a glance
1. "Vehicle Info"
Communication Entertainment
Ensure that the area of movement of the
seats is unobstructed to avoid personal injury or
damage to objects.◀
The current status of the Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM can be displayed on the Control Display,
e.g., whether or not the TPM is active.
The system cannot detect a flat tire. Reasons for
this may be:
▷ TPM is being reset.
▷ Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency.
Mobility
Unobstructed area of movement
Status display
▷ Malfunction.
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If the message does not disappear after a repeat
calibration, have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Safety
For Canadian models: additional
information
The status display additionally shows the cur‐
rent tire inflation pressures and tire tempera‐
tures.
When correcting the tire inflation pressures,
note the following:
The tire pressure increases as the tire temper‐
ature increases.
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus warns based on the infla‐
tion pressures initialized last.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with reg‐
ular tires* or run-flat tires*.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 251, are labeled
with a circular symbol containing the letters
RSC marked on the tire sidewall.
Therefore, only correct the tire inflation pres‐
sure when the tire is at the ambient temperature.
Compare the displayed tire temperature with
the external temperature in the instrument clus‐
ter.
When a low inflation pressure is indicated, DSC
Dynamic Stability Control is switched on if nec‐
essary.
Resetting the system
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Reset the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
Normal tires*
Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
1. Identify the damaged tire.
"Reset"
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
5. Reset the tire pressure using "Reset".
6. Drive away.
The tires are shown in gray and "Resetting
TPM..." is displayed.
After driving for a few minutes, the set tire infla‐
tion pressures are applied as set values. The re‐
setting process is completed automatically dur‐
ing driving. The tires are shown in green and
"TPM active" is shown on the Control Display.
The trip can be interrupted at any time. If you
drive away again, the process resumes auto‐
matically.
If a flat tire is detected during a reset, all tires are
displayed in yellow.
Low tire pressure message
The yellow warning lamp lights up. A
Check Control message is displayed.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Rectify the flat tire.
Use of tire sealant, e.g., the Mobility System,
may damage the TPM wheel electronics. In
this case, have the electronics checked at
the next opportunity and have them re‐
placed if necessary.
Run-flat tires*
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
▷ There is a flat tire or a major loss in
tire inflation pressure.
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Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is approx. 50 miles/
80 km.
When the vehicle is driven with a damaged tire,
its handling characteristics change, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance, and altered self-steering
properties. Adjust your driving style accord‐
ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐
ing over obstacles, e.g., curbs, potholes, etc.
Because the possible driving distance depends
on how the vehicle is used during the trip, the
actual distance may be smaller or greater de‐
pending on the driving speed, road conditions,
external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
The system detected a wheel change but was
not reset.
Warnings regarding the current tire inflation
pressure are not reliable.
At a glance
Controls
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
A Check Control message is displayed.
Check the tire inflation pressure and reset the
system.
Malfunction
The yellow warning lamp flashes and
then lights up continuously. A Check
Control message is displayed. No flat
tire can be detected.
Display in the following situations:
▷ A wheel without TPM electronics is fitted:
have the service center check it if necessary.
▷ Malfunction: have the system checked by
your service center.
▷ TPM could not be fully reset. Reset the sys‐
tem again.
▷ Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency: after leaving the area
of the disturbance, the system automatically
becomes active again.
Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring
System
Each tire, including the spare (if provided)
should be checked monthly when cold and in‐
flated to the inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size indicated on
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure la‐
bel, you should determine the proper tire infla‐
tion pressure for those tires.) As an added safety
feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a
tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that il‐
luminates a low tire pressure telltale when one
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3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at the
next opportunity.
Navigation
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Message when the system was not
reset
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1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
Mobility
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
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Continued driving with a flat tire
Safety
or more of your tires is significantly under-in‐
flated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
telltale illuminates, you should stop and check
your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them
to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly
under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat
and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and
may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping
ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a sub‐
stitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the
driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached
the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low
tire pressure telltale. Your vehicle has also been
equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating prop‐
erly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is com‐
bined with the low tire pressure telltale. When
the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will
flash for approximately one minute and then re‐
main continuously illuminated. This sequence
will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups
as long as the malfunction exists. When the mal‐
function indicator is illuminated, the system may
not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for
a variety of reasons, including the installation of
replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning
properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the re‐
placement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Lane departure warning*
The concept
Switching on/off
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The system can issue warnings at speeds above
approx. 40 mph/65 km/h.
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Display
▷ Lines, arrow 1: the system is activated.
▷ Arrows, arrow 2: at least one lane marking
was detected and warnings can be issued.
Issued warning
If you leave the lane and if a lane marking has
been detected, the steering wheel begins vi‐
brating.
This system issues a warning at speeds above
approx. 40 mph/65 km/h if the vehicle is about
to leave the lane on roads with lane markings.
If the turn signal is set before changing the lane,
a warning is not issued.
The steering wheel begins vibrating gently.
End of warning
The system does not provide a warning if the
turn signal is set before leaving the lane.
The warning ends:
▷ Automatically after approx. 3 seconds.
▷ When returning to your own lane.
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At a glance
▷ When braking hard.
▷ When using the turn signal.
System limits
The camera is located on the front of the interior
rearview mirror.
Keep the area in front of the interior rearview
mirror clear.
▷ In the event of worn, poorly visible, merging,
diverging, or multiple lane markings such as
in construction areas.
Active Blind Spot Detection*
▷ When lane markings are covered in snow,
ice, dirt or water.
The concept
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
▷ When the lane markings are covered by ob‐
jects.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in
front of you.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
▷ When the windshield in front of the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
Malfunctions
Steering wheel vibration
Frequent activation of the steering wheel vibra‐
tion causes the system to overheat.
This causes the lane departure warning to be‐
come deactivated.
Let the system cool and reactivate it by pressing
the button.
Two radar sensors below the rear bumper mon‐
itor the area behind and next to the vehicle at
speeds above approx. 30 mph/50 km/h.
The system indicates whether there are vehicles
in the blind spot, arrow 1, or approaching from
behind on the adjacent lane, arrow 2.
The lamp in the exterior mirror housing lights up
dimly.
Before you change lanes after setting the turn
signal, the system issues a warning in the situa‐
tions described above.
The lamp in the housing of the exterior mirror
flashes and the steering wheel vibrates.
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▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
Mobility
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
Reference
In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steering
wheel, as you may lose control of the vehicle.◀
Driving tips
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the course
of the road and the traffic situation.
Controls
Personal responsibility
Safety
Switching on/off
System limits
Personal responsibility
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the traffic
situation.
In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steering
wheel, as you may lose control over the vehi‐
cle.◀
Press the button.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ When a vehicle is approaching at a speed
much faster than your own.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
The system can issue warnings at speeds above
approx. 30 mph/50 km/h.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Malfunctions
Steering wheel vibration
Frequent activation of the steering wheel vibra‐
tion causes the system to overheat.
Display
This causes Active Blind Spot Detection to be‐
come deactivated.
Let the system cool and reactivate it by pressing
the button.
Radar sensors
Information stage
The dimmed lamp in the mirror housing indi‐
cates when there are vehicles in the blind spot
or approaching from behind.
Warning
If the turn signal is set while a vehicle is in the
critical zone, the steering wheel vibrates briefly
and the lamp in the mirror housing flashes
brightly.
The radar sensors are located under the rear
bumper.
The warning stops when the turn signal is
switched off, or the other vehicle leaves the crit‐
ical zone.
▷ Dirty or icy bumper.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ Stickers on the bumper.
A Check Control message is displayed when the
system is not fully functional.
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At a glance
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
Controls
▷ NBG009014A.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
Driving tips
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
Brake force display*
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The concept
▷ During normal brake application, the outer
brake lamps light up.
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Mobility
▷ During heavy brake application, the inner
brake lamps light up in addition.
Driving stability control systems
Driving stability control systems
Antilock Brake System ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during brak‐
ing.
The vehicle remains steerable even during full
brake applications, thus increasing active
safety.
ABS is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
Brake assistant
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
automatically produces the maximum braking
force boost. It thus helps to achieve the shortest
possible braking distance during full braking.
This system utilizes all of the benefits provided
by ABS.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal
for the duration of the full braking.
Adaptive brake assistant
In combination with the Active Cruise Control,
this system ensures that the brakes respond
even more rapidly when braking in critical situa‐
tions. Refer also to Collision warning, refer to
page 110.
Driving off without delay
After releasing the foot brake, start driving
without delay, since the drive-off assistant will
not hold the vehicle in place for more than ap‐
prox. 2 seconds and the vehicle will begin rolling
back.◀
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control
The concept
DSC prevents traction loss in the driving wheels
when driving away and accelerating.
DSC also recognizes unstable vehicle condi‐
tions, such as fishtailing or nose-diving. Subject
to physical limits, DSC helps to keep the vehicle
on a steady course by reducing engine speed
and by applying brakes at individual wheels.
Adjust your driving style to the situation
An appropriate driving style is always the
responsibility of the driver.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even
with DSC.
Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety
margin by driving in a risky manner.◀
Deactivating DSC: DSC OFF
Drive-off assistant
DSC can be deactivated. To do this, activate the
DSC OFF program.
This system supports driving away on gradients.
The parking brake is not required.
This is performed via the Dynamic Driving Con‐
trol, refer to page 102.
1. Hold the vehicle in place with the foot brake.
Indicator/warning lamps
2. Release the foot brake and drive away with‐
out delay.
After the foot brake is released, the vehicle is
held in place for approx. 2 seconds.
Depending on the vehicle load, the vehicle may
roll back slightly.
The indicator lamp flashes: DSC con‐
trols the drive forces and brake forces.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC has
failed.
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The DTC system is a version of the DSC in which
forward momentum is optimized.
The system ensures maximum forward momen‐
tum on special road conditions, e.g., unplowed
snowy roads, but driving stability is limited.
It is therefore necessary to drive with appropri‐
ate caution.
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC un‐
der the following special circumstances:
▷ When driving in slush or on uncleared,
snow-covered roads.
While you are actively braking, the system is on
standby. The system does not brake the vehicle
during this time.
Increasing or decreasing vehicle speed
You can specify your desired speed in the range
from approx. 4 mph/6 km/h to approx. 15 mph/
25 km/h using the rocker switch of the cruise
control on the steering wheel. You can change
the vehicle speed by pressing on the accelerator
lightly.
▷ When rocking the vehicle or driving off in
deep snow or on loose surfaces.
At a glance
Controls
The concept
You can activate the Hill Descent Control at
speeds below approx. 22 mph/35 km/h. When
driving downhill, the vehicle reduces its speed
to approx. twice walking speed and then keeps
its speed constant.
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DTC Dynamic Traction
Control
Deactivating/activating DTC Dynamic
Traction Control
xDrive is the all-wheel-drive system of your ve‐
hicle. Concerted action by the xDrive and DSC
further optimize traction and driving dynamics.
The xDrive all-wheel-drive system variably dis‐
tributes the drive forces to the front and rear
axles as demanded by the driving situation and
road surface.
HDC Hill Descent Control*
▷ Press up the rocker switch past the point of
resistance: the speed increases while the
rocker switch is pressed.
▷ Press down the rocker switch to the point of
resistance: the speed decreases gradually.
▷ Press down the rocker switch past the point
of resistance: when driving forward, the
speed decreases to approx. 6 mph/10 km/h;
when reversing, the speed decreases to ap‐
prox. 4 mph/6 km/h.
Mobility
xDrive*
▷ Press up the rocker switch to the point of
resistance: the speed increases gradually.
The concept
HDC is a downhill driving assistant that auto‐
matically controls vehicle speed on steep down‐
hill gradients. Without requiring brake applica‐
tion, the vehicle moves at slightly more than
twice walking speed.
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The system can be deactivated/activated via the
TRACTION and SPORT+ programs of the Dy‐
namic Driving Control, refer to page 102.
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▷ When driving with snow chains.
Driving stability control systems
Dynamic Drive*
Activating HDC
The concept
Dynamic Drive reduces the lateral inclination of
the vehicle that occurs during rapid driving in
curves or during quick evasive maneuvers.
Press the button; the LED above the but‐
ton lights up.
Driving stability and driving comfort are in‐
creased under all driving conditions. The system
utilizes active stabilizer bars on the front and rear
axles that react immediately to all driving situa‐
tions.
Programs
Deactivating HDC
The system offers two different programs.
Press the button again and the LED goes
out. HDC is automatically deactivated
above approx. 37 mph/60 km/h.
The programs can be selected via Dynamic Driv‐
ing Control, refer to page 102.
Display in the instrument cluster
Sporty tuning for greater driving agility.
The selected speed is displayed
in the speedometer.
SPORT
NORMAL
▷ Green: the system is actively
braking the vehicle.
Comfort-oriented tuning for optimal comfort.
▷ Orange: the system is on
standby.
Dynamic Damping Control*
The concept
Malfunction
A message is displayed in the instrument clus‐
ter. HDC is not available, e.g., due to elevated
brake temperatures.
Adaptive Drive*
This system reduces undesirable vehicle mo‐
tion when using a dynamic driving style or trav‐
eling on uneven road surfaces.
The system enhances driving dynamics and
comfort as required for the road surface and
driving style.
Programs
The concept
Adaptive Drive* includes the following systems:
The system offers three different programs.
▷ Dynamic Drive, refer to page 100
The programs can be selected via Dynamic Driv‐
ing Control, refer to page 102.
▷ Dynamic Damping Control, refer to
page 100
The system increases driving stability and driv‐
ing comfort.
SPORT
Consistently sporty control of the shock absorb‐
ers for greater driving agility.
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Integral Active Steering is a combination of Ac‐
tive Steering and rear axle steering.
Active Steering varies the steering angle of the
wheels in relation to the steering wheel move‐
ment as a function of the speed.
At speeds up to approx. 37 mph/60 km/h, e.g.,
in curves, the steering angle is increased, i.e.,
steering becomes more direct.
The rear axle steering acts to increase maneu‐
verability by turning the rear wheels slightly in a
direction opposite to the front wheels.
At higher speeds, the steering angle is increas‐
ingly reduced.
The rear wheels are turned to the same angle as
the front wheels.
In critical situations, Integral Active Steering can
specifically steer the front and rear wheels to
stabilize the vehicle before the driver intervenes,
e.g., when braking where road conditions differ
on the left and right sides of the vehicle.
The system offers two different programs.
The programs can be selected via Dynamic Driv‐
ing Control, refer to page 102.
SPORT
Consistently sporty tuning of the Integral Active
Steering for greater driving agility.
NORMAL
Malfunction
In the event of a malfunction, the steering wheel
must be turned further, while the vehicle re‐
sponds more sensitively to steering wheel
movements in the higher speed range.
The stability-enhancing intervention may be de‐
activated.
Proceed cautiously and drive defensively.
Have the system checked.
Self-leveling suspension*
The concept
In rare cases, it may become necessary to initi‐
alize the Integral Active Steering.
The self-leveling suspension keeps the vehicle
height and ground clearance constant. The
height of the vehicle at the rear axle is main‐
tained at a predefined level under all load con‐
ditions.
1. With the engine running, turn the steering
wheel all the way to the left and right several
times in a uniform manner until the warning
lamp disappears.
At a glance
Balanced tuning of the Integral Active Steering
for optimal traveling comfort.
Initializing
The warning lamp lights up. A Check
Control message is displayed.
Controls
Programs
Driving tips
Integral Active Steering*
Ensure that the rear axle steering is deactivated
when using snow chains, refer to page 252.
The system ensures consistent comfort by
keeping spring travel constant in all driving sit‐
uations.
2. Have the system checked if the warning
lamp does not go out after moving the steer‐
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Comfort-oriented tuning of the shock absorbers
for optimal traveling comfort.
Using snow chains
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COMFORT
Mobility
Balanced tuning between the COMFORT and
SPORT programs.
ing wheel approx. 6 times or if the steering
wheel is at an angle.
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NORMAL
Driving stability control systems
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed. A mal‐
function has occurred in the self-leveling sus‐
pension. Vehicle handling may be altered and
driving comfort may be noticeably reduced. Visit
your nearest service center.
Dynamic Driving Control*
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Activating DSC OFF
Press and hold the button, but not lon‐
ger than approx. 10 seconds, until the
indicator lamp for the DSC lights up in the in‐
strument cluster and DSC OFF is displayed in
the tachometer.
The DSC system is switched off.
The concept
Dynamic Driving Control can be used to adjust
the driving dynamics of the vehicle. Several pro‐
grams are available for this purpose; they can be
activated using the two Dynamic Driving Control
buttons.
Deactivating DSC OFF
Operating the programs
Indicator/warning lamps
Press the button
Program
Press the button.
DSC OFF and the DSC indicator lamp
go out.
When DSC OFF is activated, DSC OFF is dis‐
played in the tachometer.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC OFF
is activated.
DSC OFF
TRACTION
SPORT+
SPORT
NORMAL
COMFORT*
For Dynamic Damper Control*, the lower button
is labeled with COMFORT.
TRACTION
Maximum traction on loose road surfaces. DTC
Dynamic Traction Control is switched on. Driv‐
ing stability is limited during acceleration and
when driving in bends.
Activating TRACTION
Press the button.
Automatic program change
The system automatically switches to NORMAL
in the following situations:
▷ Failure of Integral Active Steering*.
TRACTION is displayed in the tachom‐
eter.
The DSC indicator lamp in the instrument clus‐
ter lights up.
▷ Failure of Dynamic Damping Control*.
▷ The vehicle has a flat tire.
Deactivating TRACTION
Press the button again.
DSC OFF
TRACTION and the DSC indicator lamp
Driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in bends.
go out.
Stabilizing interventions by the Integral Active
Steering* system are only performed by the rear
axle steering.
Indicator/warning lamps
When TRACTION is activated, TRACTION is
displayed in the tachometer.
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1. "Settings"
At a glance
The indicator lamp lights up: TRACTION
is activated.
2. "SPORT mode"
SPORT+
Sporty driving with optimized chassis and sus‐
pension during limited driving stabilization.
Controls
Dynamic Traction Control is switched on.
The driver handles several of the stabilization
tasks.
The indicator lamp lights up: DTC Dy‐
namic Traction Control is activated.
SPORT
For a balanced tuning with maximum driving sta‐
bilization.
Activating NORMAL
Press the button repeatedly until the
program display in the tachometer
goes out.
Consistently sporty tuning of the suspension for
greater driving agility with maximum driving sta‐
bilization.
In certain situations, the system automatically
changes to the NORMAL program, automatic
program change, refer to page 102.
The program can be configured to individual
specifications.
COMFORT*
The configuration is stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
Activating SPORT
Press the button repeatedly until
SPORT appears in the tachometer.
Configuring SPORT
When the display is activated on the Control
Display, refer to page 104, the sport program
can be set to individual specifications.
After the sport program is activated, select
"Configure SPORT mode" on the displayed
panel and configure the program.
Comfort-oriented tuning of the shock absorbers
for optimal traveling comfort with maximum
driving stabilization.
Activating COMFORT
Press the button repeatedly until COM‐
FORT appears in the tachometer.
Driving tips
NORMAL
Navigation
SPORT+ is displayed in the instrument cluster.
This configuration is retrieved when the sport
program is activated.
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Indicator/warning lamps
3. Configure the program.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Selected program
The selected program is dis‐
played in the tachometer.
Optionally, the sport program can be configured
before it is activated:
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Press the button repeatedly until
SPORT+ appears in the tachometer
and the DSC indicator lamp lights up in the in‐
strument cluster.
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Activating SPORT+
Driving stability control systems
Program selection
Pressing the button displays a list of the select‐
able programs.
Display on the Control Display
Program changes can be displayed briefly on
the Control Display.
To do so, make the following settings:
1. "Settings"
2. "Control display"
3. "Display driving settings"
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Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function, ACC*
At a glance
Driving comfort
Buttons at a glance
The concept
Resume speed
For safety reasons, it depends on the speed.
3
Store speed*
To maintain a certain distance, the system au‐
tomatically decelerates, applies the brakes
lightly, or accelerates again if the vehicle ahead
begins moving faster.
4
Reduce distance
5
Store, maintain/change speed
6
Increase distance
If the vehicle ahead of you brakes to a halt, the
system is able to detect this within the given
system limits. If the vehicle ahead of your drives
away again from a halt, your vehicle is able to
accelerate if operated accordingly.
Switching on/off and interrupting
cruise control
Even if some time passes before the vehicle
drives away again, the BMW can still be accel‐
erated automatically and simply.
As soon as the road is clear, it accelerates to the
desired speed.
The speed is also maintained on downhill gra‐
dients, but may not be maintained on uphill
slopes if engine power is insufficient.
Switching on
Press the button on the steering wheel.
The indicator lamps in the instrument cluster
light up and the marking in the speedometer is
set to the current speed.
Cruise control can be used.
Switching off
Deactivated or interrupted system
If the system is deactivated or interrupted,
actively intervene by braking and, if necessary,
with evasive maneuvers; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring.◀
If switching off the system while stationary,
press on the brake pedal at the same time.
Press the button.
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System on/off, interrupt
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The distance that the vehicle maintains to the
vehicle ahead of you can be varied.
Mobility
To the extent possible, the system automatically
adjusts the speed to a slower vehicle ahead of
you.
Controls
This system can be used to select a desired
speed that the vehicle will maintain automati‐
cally on clear roads.
▷ If interrupted: press once.
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▷ If active: press twice.
Driving comfort
The displays go out. The stored desired speed
and distance are deleted.
Interrupting
When active, press the button.
If interrupting the system while stationary, press
on the brake pedal at the same time.
The system is automatically interrupted if:
▷ The brakes are applied.
▷ The clutch pedal is depressed.
Adapting the desired speed
Adapt the desired speed to the road con‐
ditions and be ready to brake at all times; other‐
wise, there is the danger of an accident occur‐
ring.◀
Speed differences
Great speed differences with vehicles
driving ahead of you, e.g., when rapidly ap‐
proaching a truck or when another vehicle
swerves into your own lane, cannot be compen‐
sated for by the system.◀
▷ Transmission position D is disengaged.
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated
or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ The safety belt and the driver's door are
opened when the vehicle is standing.
▷ The system has not detected objects for an
extended period, e.g., on a road with very lit‐
tle traffic without road edge line markings.
▷ Radar sensor is soiled.
Maintaining/storing the speed
Press the button*.
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
speed.
It is displayed in the speedometer and briefly
displayed in the instrument cluster, Displays in
the instrument cluster, refer to page 107.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if
necessary.
Changing, maintaining, and storing the
speed
The rocker switch can be pressed while the sys‐
tem is interrupted to maintain and store the cur‐
rent speed. DSC Dynamic Stability Control is
switched on, if necessary.
Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed if the road is
clear.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to the
point of resistance, the desired speed in‐
creases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/
1 km/h.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed past
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by a maximum of
5 mph/10 km/h. max. adjustable speed:
110 mph/180 km/h.
Hold the rocker switch in position to repeat the
action.
Distance
Selecting a distance
Adjust the distance according to the traffic
and weather conditions; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring. Maintain the
prescribed safety distance.◀
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Press the button to call up a stored
desired speed.
2. Release the brake pedal.
The selected distance, refer to page 108, is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
3. Press on the accelerator briefly, or press the
RES button or the rocker switch when the
vehicle ahead of you drives away.
Calling up the desired speed and
distance
Displays in the instrument cluster
While driving
Press the button with the system
switched on.
▷ When the system is switched off.
▷ When the ignition is switched off.
While standing
Before leaving the vehicle, secure it
against rolling.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, engage position P of the automatic trans‐
mission and apply the parking brake. Otherwise,
the vehicle may begin to roll.◀
1
Display of desired speed
2
Distance to vehicle ahead of you
3
Vehicle symbol
4
Brief status display
Desired speed
Marking in the speedometer
The system brought the vehicle to a complete
standstill.
▷ The marking lights up in
green: the system is active.
▷ Green mark in the speedometer during a
brief idle phase:
▷ The marking lights up in or‐
ange: the system has been
interrupted.
The vehicle ahead of you drives away while
the mark is green: your vehicle accelerates
without anything having to be done.
▷ Switch to orange of the mark in the speed‐
ometer after approx. 2 sec.:
The vehicle ahead of you drives away, while
the mark is orange: in order to accelerate,
briefly press the accelerator or press the
RES button or SET button.
At a glance
Navigation
In the following cases, the stored speed value is
deleted and cannot be called up again:
Controls
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired distance is set.
1.
Driving tips
Increase distance
▷ The marking does not light up: the system is
switched off.
Brief status display
Selected desired speed.
If --- appears briefly on the display for Check
Control messages, it is possible that the system
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The selected distance, refer to page 108, is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
You actively braked your vehicle to a halt by
pressing on the brake pedal and it is standing
behind another vehicle:
Mobility
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired distance is set.
Rolling bars in the distance indicator mean that
the vehicle ahead of you has driven off.
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Reduce distance
Driving comfort
requirements for operation are currently not
met.
Distance to vehicle ahead of you
The selected distance to the vehicle driving
ahead of you is shown.
Distance display
Distance 1
The system was deactivated but applies the
brakes until you actively assume control by
pressing on the brake pedal or accelerator.
The vehicle symbol flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds:
You are requested to intervene by brak‐
ing or making an evasive maneuver.
System limits
Speed range
Distance 2
Best results are achieved when using the sys‐
tem on well-developed roads and highways.
The desired speed can be selected between
20 mph/30 km/h to 110 mph/180 km/h.
Distance 3
Distance 4
The system can also be activated when station‐
ary.
This value is set after the system is
switched on.
Comply with the legal speed limit in every situa‐
tion when using the system.
The system has been interrupted or
distance control is deactivated be‐
cause the accelerator is being
pressed; a vehicle was not detected.
Distance control is deactivated be‐
cause the accelerator is being
pressed; a vehicle was detected.
Rolling bars: the detected vehicle has driven
away.
Indicator/warning lamps
Personal responsibility
The indicator and warning lamps do not
relieve the driver of the responsibility to adapt
his or her desired driving speed and style to the
traffic conditions.◀
Detection range
The detection capacity of the system and the
automatic braking capacity are limited.
Two-wheeled vehicles driving ahead of you
for instance might not be detected.
Limited detection capacity
Because of the limits to the detection ca‐
pacity, you should be alert at all times so that you
can intervene actively, if necessary; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
Deceleration
The system does not decelerate when a sta‐
tionary obstacle is located in the same lane, e.g.,
a vehicle at a red traffic light or at the end of traffic
congestion.
The vehicle symbol lights up in orange:
The system also does not respond to:
A vehicle has been detected ahead of
you.
▷ Pedestrians or similarly slow road users.
The vehicle symbol flashes orange:
▷ Stationary objects.
The conditions are not adequate for op‐
erating the system.
▷ Cross traffic.
▷ Red traffic lights.
▷ Approaching traffic.
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If a vehicle driving ahead of you suddenly
swerves into your lane, the system may not be
able to automatically restore the selected dis‐
tance. This also applies to major speed differ‐
ences to vehicles driving ahead of you, e.g.,
when rapidly approaching a truck. When a vehi‐
cle driving ahead of you is reliably detected, the
system requests that the driver intervene by
braking and carrying out evasive maneuvers, if
necessary. You must react yourself; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
Radar sensor
Position
Unexpected lane change
If a vehicle ahead of you unexpectedly moves
into another lane from behind a stopped vehicle,
you yourself must react, as the system does not
react to stopped vehicles.
Cornering
If the desired speed is too high for a curve, the
speed is reduced slightly in the curve, although
curves cannot be anticipated in advance. There‐
fore, drive into a curve at an appropriate speed.
In tight curves, situations may result due to the
restricted detection range of the system in
which a vehicle driving ahead of you may not be
detected at all, or not until after a considerable
delay.
When approaching a curve, the system may re‐
act briefly to the vehicles in the next lane due to
the bend of the curve. Any deceleration of the
vehicle by the system can be compensated for
by briefly accelerating. After the accelerator
At a glance
Controls
For legal reasons, the system is deactivated at
speeds below 20 mph/30 km/h in the vicinity of
radio astronomy stations.
Driving tips
Swerving vehicles
Automatic deactivation
Navigation
A vehicle driving in front of you is not detected
until it is completely within the same lane as your
vehicle.
In some situations, the vehicle cannot drive
away automatically, e.g., on steep inclines or be‐
hind bumps in the road.
Radar sensor
Dirty or covered sensor
A dirty or covered sensor may hinder the detec‐
tion of vehicles.
▷ If necessary, clean the radar sensor. Re‐
move layers of snow and ice carefully.
▷ Do not cover the view field of the radar sen‐
sor.
Malfunction
The system cannot be activated if the sensor is
not aligned correctly. This may be caused by
damage incurred during parking, for example.
A Check Control message is displayed if the
system fails.
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Swerving vehicles
Driving away
Mobility
A warning may not be issued when ap‐
proaching a stationary or very slow-moving ob‐
stacle. You must react yourself; otherwise, there
is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
pedal is released, the system becomes active
again and independently controls the speed.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
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No warnings
Driving comfort
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
Collision warning*
FCC ID:
The concept
▷ OAYARS3-A
The system issues a two-phase warning of a
danger of collision at speeds above approx.
10 mph/15 km/h.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
The collision warning is available even if cruise
control has been deactivated.
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
Note
To reduce electromagnetic effects, please use
properly.
The standard SAR value is 2.0 W/kg; the tested
value of this product is 0.751 W/kg.
NCC declaration:
It responds to moving objects that are within the
detection range of the radar system.
When the vehicle is intentionally brought into
contact with an object, the collision warning is
delayed to avoid false warnings.
Warning stages
1. Companies or persons without authoriza‐
tion should not change the frequency, in‐
crease the power, or change the character‐
istics or functions of the original design of
low-power radio frequency devices with
type approval.
2. Low-power radio frequency devices should
not impair legal communication or flight
safety. If this type of impairment is detected,
the device should be switched off immedi‐
ately. In this case, please contact the man‐
ufacturer and only use the product after the
problem has been corrected.
Prewarning
This warning is issued, for example, when there
is the impending danger of a collision or the dis‐
tance to the vehicle ahead is too small.
Acute warning
Warning of the imminent danger of a collision
when the vehicle approaches another object at
a relatively high differential speed.
Switching the warning function on/off
3. The "legal communication" specified above
refers to communication in accordance with
telecommunication regulations. Low-power
devices should withstand interference from
legal communication and ISM devices.
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Configuring the prewarning
After the warning function is switched on, the
following can be set via the iDrive:
▷ Slow moving objects when you approach
them at high speed.
▷ The prewarning can be switched on/off.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of
your vehicle.
▷ The time of the prewarning can be set.
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.
These settings have no effect on the time of the
warning from the Active Cruise Control* that
prompts the driver to intervene or brake.
▷ Pedestrians.
Functional limitations
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
Display
The collision warning can be issued in the in‐
strument cluster, in the Head-up Display*, and
acoustically.
Instrument cluster
The vehicle lights up in red: prewarning
The vehicle flashes red and an acoustic
signal sounds: acute warning
You are requested to intervene by brak‐
ing or making an evasive maneuver.
Adapting your speed and driving style
The display does not relieve the driver of
the responsibility to adapt his or her driving
speed and style to the traffic conditions.◀
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ In tight curves.
▷ If the radar sensor is dirty or covered.
Prewarning sensitivity
If the prewarning setting is too sensitive, there
may be an excess of false warnings.
Cruise control
The concept
The system is functional at speeds beginning at
approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
It maintains the speed that was set using the
control elements on the steering wheel.
The system brakes on downhill gradients if en‐
gine braking action is insufficient.
System limits
Be alert
At a glance
For example, the following situations may not be
detected:
Controls
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
This may result in the warning not being issued
or being issued late.
Driving tips
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The detection capacity of the radar sensor and
the collision warning has limitations.
Navigation
▷ On: the LED lights up.
Detection range
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Press the button
Do not use the system if unfavorable con‐
ditions make it impossible to drive at a constant
speed, for instance:
▷ On curvy roads.
▷ In heavy traffic.
▷ On slippery roads, in fog, snow or rain, or on
a loose road surface.
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Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not be issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and ready
to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an
accident occurring.◀
Mobility
Unfavorable conditions
Driving comfort
Otherwise, you could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident.◀
The system is automatically interrupted if:
▷ The brakes are applied.
▷ The clutch pedal is depressed.
Controls
▷ Transmission position D is disengaged.
Buttons at a glance
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated
or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ HDC is activated.
Maintaining/storing the current speed
Press the button.
1
System on/off, interrupt
2
Resume speed
3
Store speed*
4
Store, maintain/change speed
Switching on
Press the button on the steering wheel.
The marking in the speedometer is set to the
current speed.
Cruise control can be used.
Switching off
Deactivated or interrupted system
If the system is deactivated or interrupted,
actively intervene by braking and, if necessary,
with evasive maneuvers; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring.◀
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
speed.
It is displayed in the speedometer and briefly
displayed in the instrument cluster, Displays in
the speedometer, refer to page 113.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if
necessary.
Change, maintain speed
The rocker switch can be pressed while inter‐
rupted to maintain and store the current speed.
Adapting the desired speed
Adapt the desired speed to the road con‐
ditions and be ready to brake at all times; other‐
wise, there is the danger of an accident occur‐
ring.◀
Press the button.
▷ If active: press twice.
▷ If interrupted: press once.
The displays go out. The stored desired speed
is deleted.
Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
Interrupting
When active, press the button.
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Resuming the desired speed
Press the button.
The stored speed is reached and maintained.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Selected desired speed
If --- appears briefly, conditions may not be ad‐
equate to operate the system.
PDC Park Distance Control*
The concept
In addition to the PDC Park Distance Control, the
backup camera*, refer to page 116, can be
switched on.
PDC supports you when parking. Objects that
you are approaching slowly in front of or behind
your vehicle are indicated with:
▷ Signal tones.
▷ Visual display.
Measurement
Measurements are made by ultrasound sensors
in the bumpers.
The range is approx. 6 ft/2 m.
An acoustic warning is first given:
1
Display of desired speed
2
Indicator lamp
3
Brief status display
Desired speed
Display in the speedometer:
▷ By the front* sensors and the two rear cor‐
ner sensors at approx. 24 in/60 cm.
▷ By the rear middle sensors at approx. 5 ft/
1.50 m.
System limits
Check the traffic situation as well
PDC cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver's personal judgment of the traffic situa‐
tion. Check the traffic situation around the vehi‐
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Controls
Brief display in the speedometer:
Driving tips
Brief status display
Navigation
▷ Pressing the rocker switch to the resistance
point and holding it accelerates or deceler‐
ates the vehicle without requiring pressure
on the accelerator. After the rocker switch is
released, the vehicle maintains its final
speed. Pressing the switch beyond the re‐
sistance point causes the vehicle to accel‐
erate more rapidly.
▷ The marking does not light up: the system is
switched off.
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▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed past
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by a maximum of
5 mph/10 km/h.
▷ The marking lights up in or‐
ange: the system has been
interrupted.
Mobility
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to the
point of resistance, the desired speed in‐
creases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/
1 km/h.
▷ The marking lights up in
green: the system is active.
Reference
If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed if the road is
clear.
Driving comfort
cle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside of the PDC detection range.
Loud noises from outside and inside the vehicle
may prevent you from hearing the PDC's signal
tone.◀
Avoid driving quickly with PDC
Avoid approaching an object quickly.
Avoid driving away quickly while PDC is not yet
active.
For technical reasons, the system may other‐
wise be too late in issuing a warning.◀
Switching on automatically
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
Switching off automatically
The system switches off and the LED goes out:
▷ After approx. 160 ft/50 m when driving for‐
ward.
▷ Above approx. 22 mph/36 km/h when driv‐
ing forward.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
Switching on/off manually
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
The detection of objects can reach the physical
limits of ultrasonic measurement, for instance:
▷ With tow bars and trailer hitches.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With low objects.
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
Low objects already displayed, e.g., curbs, can
move into the blind area of the sensors before or
after a continuous tone sounds.
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
High, protruding objects such as ledges may not
be detected.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
False warnings
Signal tones
PDC may issue a warning under the following
conditions even though there is no obstacle
within the detection range:
When approaching an object, an intermittent
tone is sounded that indicates the position of the
object. For example, if an object is detected to
the left rear of the vehicle, a signal tone sounds
from the left rear speaker.
▷ In heavy rain.
▷ When sensors are very dirty or covered in
ice.
▷ When sensors are covered in snow.
▷ On rough road surfaces.
▷ In large buildings with right angles and
smooth walls, e.g., in underground garages.
▷ In heavy exhaust.
▷ Due to other ultrasound sources, e.g.,
sweeping machines, high pressure steam
cleaners or neon lights.
The shorter the distance to the object becomes,
the shorter the intervals.
If the distance to a detected object is less than
approx. 12 in/30 cm, a continuous tone is
sounded.
If objects are located both in front of and behind
the vehicle, an alternating continuous signal is
sounded.
The intermittent tone is interrupted after approx.
3 seconds:
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▷ Transmission position R engaged: rear area
of the vehicle.
▷ If moving parallel to a wall.
Display on the Control Display
Volume
You can set the volume of the PDC signal tone,
refer to page 171.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
With PDC activated:
"Rear view camera"
The backup camera image is displayed. The set‐
ting is stored for the remote control currently in
use.
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
Visual warning
Navigation
The approach of the vehicle to an object can be
shown on the Control Display. Objects that are
farther away are displayed on the Control Dis‐
play before a signal tone sounds.
A display appears as soon as Park Distance
Control (PDC) is activated.
If the backup camera image was selected last, it
again appears on the display. To switch to PDC:
1.
"Rear view camera" Select the symbol
on the Control Display.
On the Control Display, the areas in front of and
behind the vehicle are shaded. PDC has failed.
Have the system checked.
2. Press the controller.
To ensure full operability:
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
Zoom view*
On the left part of the display screen, the vehicle
is shown enlarged.
Controls
▷ When transmission position P is engaged.
Switching on the backup camera via the
iDrive
Driving tips
▷ When the vehicle moves away from an ob‐
ject by more than approx. 4 in/10 cm.
▷ When using a pressure washer, keep the
sprayer moving and maintain a distance of
at least 12 in/30 cm from the sensors.
Surround View*
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The signal tone is switched off:
At a glance
▷ If the vehicle stops in front of an object that
is detected by only one of the corner sen‐
sors.
The concept
▷ Side View, refer to page 118.
▷ Top View, refer to page 119.
▷ Transmission position D engaged: front
area of the vehicle.
It assists the driver when parking, maneuvering
and on blind driveways and intersections.
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▷ Backup camera, refer to page 116.
Mobility
Surround View includes the following systems:
Driving comfort
Backup camera*
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The concept
The PDC is shown on the Control Display.
The backup camera provides assistance in park‐
ing and maneuvering backwards. The area be‐
hind the vehicle is shown on the Control Display.
Switch on the backup camera via the iDrive, refer
to page 117.
Assistance functions
System limits
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside the picture area of the backup camera.◀
Functional requirement
▷ The backup camera is switched on.
▷ The trunk lid is fully closed.
Pathway lines
Detection of objects
High, protruding objects such as ledges
may not be detected by the backup camera.◀
Switching on automatically
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
The backup camera image is displayed if the
system was switched on via the iDrive.
Switching off automatically
The system switches off and the LED goes out:
▷ After approx. 33 ft/10 m when driving for‐
ward.
▷ Can be shown in the backup camera image
when in transmission position R.
▷ Help you to estimate the space required
when parking and maneuvering on level
roads.
▷ Above approx. 9 mph/15 km/h when driving
forward.
▷ Are dependent on the current steering angle
and are continuously adjusted to the steer‐
ing wheel movements.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
Show the parking aid lines, refer to page 117.
Switching on/off manually
Turning circle lines
Press the button.
▷ Can be shown in the backup camera image.
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"Parking aid lines"
Pathway and turning circle lines are displayed.
Showing the obstacle marking
"Obstacle marking"
Spatially-shaped markings are displayed.
Display on the Control Display
Switching on the backup camera via
iDrive
2. Turn the steering wheel to the point where
the pathway line covers the corresponding
turning circle line.
With PDC activated:
"Rear view camera"
The backup camera image is displayed. The set‐
ting is stored for the remote control currently in
use.
Brightness
With the backup camera switched on:
1.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Obstacle marking
Contrast
With the backup camera switched on:
1.
At a glance
Controls
Showing the parking aid lines
Driving tips
1. Position the vehicle so that the turning circle
lines lead to within the limits of the parking
space.
More than one assistance function can be active
at the same time.
Navigation
Parking using pathway and turning
circle lines
Activating the assistance functions
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Show the parking aid lines, refer to page 117.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
▷ Spatially-shaped markings can be shown in
the backup camera image.
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▷ Only one turning circle line is displayed
when the steering wheel is turned.
Their colored steps match the markings of the
PDC. This simplifies estimation of the distance
to the object shown.
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▷ Show the course of the smallest possible
turning circle on a level road.
Driving comfort
Camera
Switching on/off manually
The camera lens is located in the handle of the
trunk lid. The image quality may be impaired by
dirt.
Clean the lens, refer to page 273.
Press the button.
Display on the Control Display
The traffic area to the left and right is displayed
on the Control Display.
Side View*
The concept
Side View provides an early look at cross traffic
at blind driveways and intersections. Road users
concealed by obstacles to the left and right of
the vehicle can only be detected relatively late
from the driver's seat. To improve visibility, two
cameras in the front of the vehicle record the
traffic situation on each side.
System limits
Guidelines at the bottom of the image show the
position of the front of the vehicle.
The maximum recording range of the camera is
330 ft/100 m.
Brightness
Display
1.
The images from both cameras are shown si‐
multaneously on the Control Display.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle on blind driveways and intersections with
your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident could re‐
sult from road users or objects located outside
the picture area of the Side View cameras.◀
With the Side View switched on:
"Brightness"
Contrast
With the Side View switched on:
1.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Switching off automatically
System switches off: above approx. 9 mph/
15 km/h.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
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Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside the picture area of the cameras.◀
At a glance
Cameras
Clean the lens, refer to page 273.
The system switches off and the LED goes out:
▷ After approx. 160 ft/50 m when driving for‐
ward.
Top View*
▷ Above approx. 22 mph/36 km/h when driv‐
ing forward.
The concept
Top View assists you in parking and maneuver‐
ing. The area around the doors and the road area
around the vehicle are shown on the Control
Display for this purpose.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
Switching on/off manually
Capturing the image
The image is captured by two cameras
integrated in the exterior mirrors and by the
backup camera.
The range equals:
▷ approx. 10 ft/3 m to the side.
▷ approx. 7 ft/2 m to the rear.
In this way, obstacles up to the height of the ex‐
terior mirrors are detected early.
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
System limits
Top View cannot be used in the following situa‐
tions:
If Top View is displayed, switch on the backup
camera via the iDrive, refer to page 120.
▷ With a door open.
Visual warning
▷ With the trunk lid open.
The approach of the vehicle to an object can be
shown on the Control Display.
▷ With an exterior mirror folded in.
▷ In poor light.
A Check Control message is displayed in some
of these situations.
When the distance to an object is small, a red bar
is shown in front of the vehicle, as it is in the PDC
display.
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Driving tips
Switching off automatically
Navigation
The image quality may be impaired by dirt.
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The Top View and PDC images are displayed if
the system is switched on via iDrive.
Mobility
The two camera lenses are located on the sides
of the bumper.
Reference
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
Controls
Switching on automatically
Driving comfort
Displaying the turning circle and
pathway lines
▷ The static, red turning circle line shows the
space needed to the side of the vehicle
when the steering wheel is turned all the
way.
The display appears as soon as Top View is ac‐
tivated.
If the backup camera image was selected last, it
again appears on the display. To switch to Top
View:
"Rear view camera" Select the symbol on
the Control Display.
▷ The variable, green pathway line assists you
in assessing the amount of space actually
needed to the side of the vehicle.
The pathway line is dependent on the cur‐
rent steering angle and is continuously ad‐
justed with the steering wheel movement.
"Parking aid lines"
Turning circle and pathway lines are displayed.
Cameras
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Display on the Control Display
Switching on the backup camera via
iDrive
With Top View switched on:
"Rear view camera"
The backup camera image is displayed. The set‐
ting is stored for the remote control currently in
use.
The objectives of the Top View cameras are lo‐
cated at the bottom of the exterior mirror hous‐
ings. The image quality may be impaired by dirt.
Clean the lens, refer to page 273.
Brightness
With Top View switched on:
1.
"Brightness"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Contrast
With Top View switched on:
1.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Night Vision with pedestrian
detection*
The concept
Night Vision with pedestrian detection is a night
vision system.
An infrared camera records the area in front of
the vehicle and displays the image on the Con‐
trol Display.
The picture is a heat image. The system has an
integrated pedestrian detection function that
detects pedestrians and cyclists. Warm objects
that are similar in shape to human beings are
detected by the system.
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The pedestrian detection and warning system
only operates in darkness and only when a heat
image is displayed.
Warm objects that are similar in shape to human
beings are detected by the system.
People detected by the system are displayed
with a slight yellow hue.
The image shows the heat radiated by objects
in the field of view of the camera.
Warm objects have a light appearance and cold
objects, a dark appearance.
Under good ambient conditions, the pedestrian
detection system operates within a range of ap‐
prox. 50 ft/15 m to approx. 330 ft/100 m.
The ability to detect an object depends on the
temperature difference between the object and
the background and on the level of heat radiation
emitted by the object. Objects that are similar in
temperature to the environment or that radiate
very little heat are difficult to detect.
For safety reasons, when driving at speeds
above approx. 3 mph/5 km/h and in low ambient
light, the image is only displayed when the low
beams are switched on.
If pedestrian detection is not available, a symbol
is displayed in the heat image.
This symbol disappears when the function be‐
comes available again.
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A still image is displayed at regular intervals for
a fraction of a second.
Environmental influences can limit the availabil‐
ity of pedestrian detection.
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Heat image
Navigation
Night Vision cannot replace the driver's
personal judgment of the visibility conditions
and the traffic situation. The view ahead and the
actual visibility conditions must always be the
basis on which the vehicle speed is adjusted;
otherwise, there is a risk to road safety.◀
Controls
At a glance
Pedestrian detection
Communication Entertainment
Personal responsibility
Driving comfort
Warning of people in danger
is moving from the right or left to the central area.
Display in the Head-up Display*
The warning is simultaneously dis‐
played in the Head-up Display and in the
Control Display. The displayed symbol
can vary with the people detected. For people
located in the central area, the distance to the
person is indicated by the size of the symbol.
If the system detects a person in the defined
area in front of the vehicle and if there is the dan‐
ger of a collision with this person, a warning
symbol appears in the Control Display and
Head-up Display*.
System limits
Although both the shape and the heat radiation
are analyzed, false warnings cannot be ruled out.
▷ On steep hills, in steep depressions or in
tight curves.
Warning area in front of the vehicle
▷ When the camera is dirty or the protective
glass is damaged.
Basic limits
System operation is limited in situations such as
the following:
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ At very high external temperatures.
Limits of pedestrian detection
Animals are not detected by the pedestrian de‐
tection function, even if they are clearly visible in
the image.
Limited pedestrian detection:
The warning area in front of the vehicle is divided
into two areas.
▷ Central area 1 directly in front of the vehicle.
▷ Expanded area 2 to the right and left.
The entire area moves along with the vehicle in
the direction of the steering angle and changes
with the vehicle speed. As the vehicle speed in‐
creases, the area becomes longer and wider, for
example.
▷ When people are fully or partially covered,
especially when their heads are covered.
▷ When people are not in an upright position,
e.g., when lying down.
▷ Cyclists on unconventional bicycles (e.g.,
recumbent bicycles).
▷ After physical damage to the system, e.g.,
after an accident.
Symbols
This symbol is displayed when a person
is detected in the central area, arrow 1,
immediately in front of the vehicle.
This symbol is displayed when a person
detected in the extended area, arrow 2,
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The camera is automatically cleaned together
with the headlamps.
Clean the lens, refer to page 273.
At a glance
Activation/deactivation
Head-up Display*
Controls
The concept
Night Vision with pedestrian detection is not
available on the rear screen*.
Settings via iDrive
With Night Vision switched on:
This system projects important information into
the driver's field of vision, e.g., the speed.
1. Activate Night Vision with pedestrian detec‐
tion.
In this way, the driver can get information with‐
out averting his or her eyes from the road.
2. Press the controller.
3. Open the desired menu item.
▷
"Brightness"
▷
"Contrast"
▷
"Pedestrian detection"
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Display visibility
The visibility of the displays in the Head-up Dis‐
play is influenced by:
▷ Certain sitting positions.
▷ Objects on the cover of the Head-up Dis‐
play.
▷ Sunglasses with certain polarization filters.
▷ Wet roads.
Camera
▷ Unfavorable light conditions.
If the image is distorted, check the basic set‐
tings.
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Display
Navigation
Driving tips
Press the button.
Rain, dirt, snow, or ice can impair camera oper‐
ation.
The camera is automatically heated when the
external temperatures are low.
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Switching on/off
Driving comfort
Press the button.
Display
When the low beams are switched on, the
brightness of the Head-up Display can be addi‐
tionally influenced using the instrument lighting,
refer to page 87.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Adjusting the height
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
3. "Height"
4. Turn the controller.
The height is adjusted.
1
Lane departure warning*
2
Active Cruise Control*
3
Desired speed
4
Navigation system*
Special windshield
5
Speed
The windshield is part of the system.
The collision warning*, Night Vision* pedestrian
warning, or Check Control messages are dis‐
played briefly if needed.
Selecting displays in the Head-up
Display
1. "Settings"
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
The shape of the windshield makes it possible
to display a precise image.
A film in the windshield prevents double images
from being displayed.
Therefore, have the special windshield replaced
by a service center only.
2. "Head-up display"
3. "Displayed information"
4. Select the desired displays in the Head-up
Display.
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Setting the brightness
The brightness is automatically adjusted to the
ambient light.
The basic setting can be adjusted manually.
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
3. "Brightness"
4. Turn the controller.
The brightness is adjusted.
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At a glance
Climate control
1
Air distribution, left
11 Air distribution, right
2
Temperature, left
12 Seat heating*, right 50
3
AUTO program, left
13 Active seat ventilation*, right 51
4
Air volume, AUTO intensity, residual heat,
left
14 Automatic recirculated-air control/recircu‐
lated-air mode
5
Remove ice and condensation
15 Cooling function
6
Maximum cooling
16 Rear window defroster
7
Display
17 ALL program
8
Air volume, AUTO intensity, right
18 Active seat ventilation*, left 51
9
AUTO program, right
19 Seat heating*, left 50
10 Temperature, right
Press the button repeatedly to select a
program:
▷ Upper body region.
▷ Upper body region and footwell.
▷ Windows and footwell: driver's side only.
▷ Windows, upper body region and footwell:
driver's side only.
If the windows are fogged over, press the AUTO
button on the driver's side to utilize the conden‐
sation sensor.
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Manual air distribution
▷ Footwell.
Reference
Climate control functions in detail
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
Automatic climate control*
Climate control
Temperature
Turn the wheel to set the desired
temperature.
The automatic climate control achieves this
temperature as quickly as possible, if necessary
with the maximum cooling or heating capacity,
and then keeps it constant.
Avoid rapidly switching between different tem‐
perature settings. The automatic climate control
will not have sufficient time to adjust the set
temperature.
AUTO program
Press the button.
Air volume, air distribution, and tem‐
perature are controlled automatically.
Depending on the selected temperature, AUTO
intensity, and outside influences, the air is di‐
rected to the windshield, side windows, upper
body, and into the footwell.
The selected air volume is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
The air volume of the automatic climate control
may be reduced automatically to save battery
power.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
Press the button.
Ice and condensation are quickly re‐
moved from the windshield and the front side
windows.
The air volume can be adjusted when the pro‐
gram is active.
If the windows are fogged over, additionally
switch on the cooling function or press the
AUTO button to utilize the condensation sensor.
Maximum cooling
Press the button.
The system is set to the lowest tem‐
perature, maximum air volume and recirculatedair mode.
The cooling function, refer to page 127, is
switched on automatically with the AUTO pro‐
gram.
Air flows out of the vents for the upper body re‐
gion. Open them for this purpose.
At the same time, a condensation sensor con‐
trols the program so as to prevent window con‐
densation as much as possible.
▷ At an external temperature of approx. 32 ℉/
0 ℃.
Intensity of the AUTO program
With the AUTO program switched on, automatic
control of the air volume and air distribution can
be adjusted.
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase the intensity.
The selected intensity is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
Air volume, manual
To be able to manually adjust the air volume,
switch off the AUTO program first.
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase air volume.
Air is cooled as quickly as possible:
▷ When the engine is running.
The air volume can be adjusted when the pro‐
gram is active.
Automatic recirculated-air control/
recirculated-air mode
You can respond to unpleasant odors or pollu‐
tants in the immediate environment by tempo‐
rarily suspending the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
Press the button repeatedly to select
an operating mode:
▷ LEDs off: outside air flows in continuously.
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The program is switched off if the settings on
the front passenger side or in the rear are
changed.
▷ Right LED on, recirculated-air mode: the
supply of outside air into the vehicle is per‐
manently blocked.
Residual heat
The passenger compartment can only be
cooled with the engine running.
Press the button.
The air is cooled and dehumidified and
– depending on the temperature setting –
warmed again.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog up briefly when the engine is started.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water, refer to page 146, develops
that exits underneath the vehicle.
Rear window defroster
Press the button.
The rear window defroster switches off
automatically after a certain period of time.
ALL program
▷ The battery is sufficiently charged.
▷ External temperature below 77 ℉/25 ℃.
Switching on
1. Switch off the ignition.
2.
Press the right side of the button on
the driver's side.
is shown on the display of the automatic cli‐
mate control.
The interior temperature, air volume and air dis‐
tribution can be adjusted with the ignition
switched on.
Switching off
At the lowest fan speed, press the left side of the
button on the driver's side.
on the display of the automatic climate control
goes out.
Switching the system on/off
Switching off
Controls
▷ Complete system:
At the lowest fan speed, press the
left side of the button on the driver's
side.
The current settings on the driver's side
for temperature, air volume, air distri‐
bution, and AUTO program are transferred to
the front passenger side and to the left and right
rear.
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▷ Warm engine.
Navigation
Cooling function
▷ Up to 20 minutes after the engine has been
switched off.
Communication Entertainment
The recirculated-air mode should not be
used for an extended period of time, as the air
quality inside the vehicle deteriorates steadily.◀
Functional requirement
▷ On the front passenger side:
At the lowest fan speed, press the
left side of the button on the front
passenger side.
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Continuous recirculated-air mode
The heat stored in the engine is used to heat the
interior.
Reference
If the windows are fogged over, switch off the
recirculated-air mode and press the AUTO but‐
ton on the driver's side to utilize the condensa‐
tion sensor. Make sure that air can flow onto the
windshield.
At a glance
▷ Left LED on, automatic recirculated-air con‐
trol: a sensor detects pollutants in the out‐
side air and controls the shut-off automati‐
cally.
Climate control
Thumbwheel, arrow 3, in level
: the air is
bundled and can be directed to a specific
point.
Switching on
Press any button.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The microfilter removes dust and pollen from
the incoming air.
The activated-charcoal filter removes gaseous
pollutants from the outside air that enters the
vehicle.
This combined filter should be replaced during
scheduled maintenance of your vehicle., refer to
page 258
Adjusting the ventilation
▷ Ventilation for cooling:
Adjust the vent to direct the air in your di‐
rection, e.g., if the vehicle interior is hot from
the sun.
▷ Draft-free ventilation:
Adjust the vent to let the air flow past you.
Ventilation in rear, center
Ventilation
Front ventilation
▷ Thumbwheels* for adjusting the tempera‐
ture, arrows 1.
Toward blue: colder.
▷ Thumbwheels for adjusting the tempera‐
ture, arrows 1.
Toward blue: colder.
Toward red: warmer.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction, ar‐
row 2.
Toward red: warmer.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction, ar‐
row 2.
▷ Thumbwheels for opening and closing the
vents continuously, arrow 3.
Lateral ventilation
▷ Thumbwheels for opening and closing the
vents continuously, arrows 3.
Ventilation levels
▷ Draft-free ventilation:
Thumbwheel, arrow 3, in level
current is fanned out.
: the air
▷ Maximum air volume:
Thumbwheel, arrow 3, in level
: the air is
partially fanned out and partially bundled.
This maximizes the air supply.
▷ Thumbwheel for opening and closing the
vents continuously, arrow 1.
▷ Direct ventilation:
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With the AUTO program switched on, automatic
control of the air volume and air distribution can
be adjusted.
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase the intensity.
The selected intensity is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
Temperature
2
AUTO program
3
Vent settings
4
Air volume, AUTO intensity
5
Display
6
Maximum cooling
7
Seat heating* 53
8
Active seat ventilation* 53
Note
Turn the wheel to set the desired
temperature.
The automatic climate control achieves this
temperature as quickly as possible, if necessary
with the maximum cooling or heating capacity,
and then keeps it constant.
The air volume of the automatic climate control
may be reduced automatically to save battery
power.
Avoid rapidly switching between different tem‐
perature settings. The automatic climate control
will not have sufficient time to adjust the set
temperature.
Switching the rear automatic climate
control on/off
Manual air distribution
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Rear climate control"
The air distribution can be adjusted to individual
needs.
Press the button repeatedly to select a
program:
The rear automatic climate control is not opera‐
tional if the automatic climate control is
switched off or if the function for defrosting or
defogging the windows is active.
▷ Upper body region.
AUTO program
Air volume, manual
Press the button.
At a glance
Temperature
Navigation
1
Driving tips
Intensity of the AUTO program
Controls
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
Communication Entertainment
At a glance
Depending on the selected temperature, AUTO
intensity, and outside influences, the air is di‐
rected to the upper body and into the footwell.
▷ Upper body region and footwell.
▷ Footwell.
To be able to manually adjust the air volume,
switch off the AUTO program first.
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Rear automatic climate
control*
Air volume, air distribution, and temperature are
controlled automatically:
Reference
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction, ar‐
row 2.
Climate control
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase air volume.
Ventilation
The selected air volume is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
Switching the system on/off
Switching off
At the lowest fan speed, press the left
side of the button on the driver's side.
Thumbwheel for changing the air flow direction,
arrow.
Switching on
Press any button.
Maximum cooling
Press the button.
The system is set to the lowest tem‐
perature, maximum air volume and recirculatedair mode.
Parked-car ventilation
The concept
The parked-car ventilation ventilates the vehicle
interior and lowers its temperature, if necessary.
Air flows out of the vents for the upper body re‐
gion. Open them for this purpose.
The system can be switched on and off directly
or by using two preset switch-on times. It re‐
mains switched on for 30 minutes.
Air is cooled as quickly as possible:
They can be operated via iDrive.
▷ At an external temperature of approx. 32 ℉/
0 ℃.
Parked-car ventilation
▷ When the engine is running.
Climate control operation on the
headliner*
Using the preset switch-on time or when oper‐
ated directly: any external temperature.
Open the vents to allow air to flow out.
Switching on/off directly
Temperature
Turn the wheel to set the desired
temperature.
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate parked-car vent."
Air volume
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase air volume.
LEDs indicate the intensity of the air supply.
The air volume may be reduced automatically to
save battery power.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
flashes if the system is switched on.
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At a glance
The system continues to run for some time after
being switched off.
Preselecting the switch-on time
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
Controls
3. "Timer 1:" or "Timer 2:"
4. Set the desired time.
Activating the switch-on time
1. "Settings"
Driving tips
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate Timer 1" or "Activate Timer 2"
The symbol on the automatic climate control
lights up when the switch-on time is activated.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
flashes when the system has been switched on.
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Communication Entertainment
Navigation
The system will only be switched on within the
next 24 hours. After that, it needs to reactivated.
Interior equipment
Interior equipment
Integrated universal remote
control*
Programming
The concept
This system can replace up to three different
hand-held transmitters for various types of re‐
mote-controlled equipment, such as garage
doors or lighting systems.
The hand-held transmitter signal can be pro‐
grammed on one of the three memory buttons.
▷ LED, arrow 1.
The corresponding device can then be operated
using the programmed memory button.
▷ Memory buttons, arrow 2.
The LED indicates that a signal is being trans‐
mitted.
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters
When selling the vehicle, delete the stored pro‐
grams for security reasons.
2. Initial setup:
During programming
During programming and before activat‐
ing a device using the universal remote control,
ensure that there are no people, animals, or ob‐
jects in the range of movement of the remotecontrolled device; otherwise, there is a risk of
injury or damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
1. Switch on the ignition.
Press both outer buttons 1 and 3 for approx.
20 seconds until the LED flashes.
All programs of the three memory buttons,
arrow 2, are cleared.
3. Hold the hand-held transmitter a distance of
approx. 2 to 8 in/5 to 20 cm from the memory
buttons.
4. Simultaneously press the transmit button of
the hand-held transmitter and the memory
button of the universal remote control.
The LED flashes slowly.
Compatibility
If this symbol is printed on the packaging
or in the instructions of the hand-held
transmitter, the remote-controlled de‐
vice is generally compatible with the universal
remote control.
5. Release both buttons when the LED flashes
rapidly.
If you have any questions, please contact:
The device can be operated using the memory
button with the engine running or the ignition
switched on.
▷ Your service center.
▷ www.homelink.com on the Internet.
If the LED does not flash rapidly after approx.
15 seconds, change the distance and repeat
the step.
Malfunction
If the device cannot be used after repeated at‐
tempts at programming, please check whether
the hand-held transmitter is equipped with an
alternating code system.
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In this case, program the memory buttons as
described under Alternating-code hand-held
transmitters.
1. Switch on the ignition.
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitters
3. Press the memory button of the universal
remote control.
Please obtain information on synchronizing the
device in the operating manual of the device be‐
ing set up.
4. If the LED flashes slowly after approx.
20 seconds, press the transmit button on
the hand-held transmitter.
Programming will be easier with the aid of a sec‐
ond person.
5. Release both buttons when the LED flashes
rapidly.
1. Park the vehicle within range of the remotecontrolled device.
If the LED does not flash rapidly after approx.
15 seconds, change the distance and repeat
the step.
3. Press and hold the programmed button on
the interior rearview mirror for approx. 5 sec‐
onds until the device to be adjusted is acti‐
vated.
2. Hold the hand-held transmitter a distance of
approx. 2 to 8 in/5 to 20 cm from the memory
buttons.
Deleting all stored programs
Press the left and right memory buttons for ap‐
prox. 20 seconds until the LED flashes rapidly.
All stored programs are deleted.
The programs cannot be deleted individually.
If the device does not become activated,
press and hold the button and watch the
LED:
▷ If the LED lights up continuously, the
programming is completed. The device
should become activated when the but‐
ton is pressed briefly.
Mobility
▷ If the LED flashes for approx. 2 seconds
and then lights up continuously, con‐
tinue the programming procedure be‐
ginning with step 4.
4. Locate the button on the receiver of the de‐
vice to be set, e.g., on the drive.
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2. Program the universal remote control as de‐
scribed above under Fixed-code hand-held
transmitters.
Reassigning individual programs
At a glance
The device can be operated when the engine is
running or the ignition is switched on.
Controls
If the LED flashes rapidly for a brief period and
then lights up continuously for approx. 2 sec‐
onds, the hand-held transmitter is equipped
with an alternating code system.
Driving tips
6. Press the programmed memory button of
the universal remote control three times.
Navigation
▷ Press the memory button of the universal
remote control for an extended period.
Communication Entertainment
▷ Read the instructions of the hand-held
transmitter.
5. Press the button on the receiver of the de‐
vice to be set. You have approx. 30 seconds
for the next step.
To do so:
Interior equipment
Ashtray/cigarette lighter*
Rear
Front
Opening
Opening
Press on the cover.
Emptying
Press on the cover.
Take out the insert.
Emptying
Lighter
Place your finger in the depression next to the
ashtray, arrow, and push up at the same time.
The ashtray can be removed.
Push in the lighter.
Danger of burns
Only hold the hot lighter by its knob; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of getting burned.
Lighter
Push in the lighter.
The lighter can be removed as
soon as it pops back out.
Danger of burns
Only hold the hot lighter by its knob; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of getting burned.
Switch off the ignition and take the remote con‐
trol with you when leaving the vehicle so that
children cannot use the lighter and burn them‐
selves.◀
Take the remote control with you when leaving
the vehicle so that children cannot use the
lighter and burn themselves.◀
The lighter can be removed as soon as it pops
back out.
Connecting electrical devices
Sockets
The lighter socket can be used as a socket for
electrical equipment while the engine is running
or when the ignition is switched on. The total
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Rear cooler*
Do not damage the socket by using unsuitable
connectors.
Behind the center armrest
At a glance
load of all sockets must not exceed 140 Watt at
12 V.
The cooler is located behind the center armrest
in the rear.
Opening
Navigation
Rear center console
Pull on the opener and fold the cooler forward.
Remove the cover or cigarette lighter*.
In the cargo area*
Remove the cover.
Switching on
The cooler can be operated at two levels.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2.
Press the button once for each cool‐
ing level.
The highest cooling power is active when
two LEDs are lit.
If the cooler was switched on the last time the
ignition was switched on, it will likewise be
switched on the next time the ignition is
switched on.
Communication Entertainment
Remove the cover or cigarette lighter*.
Fold the center armrest down.
Mobility
Press on the cover.
Driving tips
Controls
Front center console
Press the button repeatedly until the LEDs go
out.
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Switching off
Interior equipment
Ski bag*
Malfunction
The cooler cannot be switched on or switches
off, e.g., when the cooling system overheats or
if the battery voltage is low. One of the LEDs
flashes.
Remedy the problem
1. If necessary, allow the refrigerator cooling
system to cool down.
2. Starting the engine.
3. Switch on cooler.
If the LED flashes even after a short time, have
the cooler checked by the service center.
Capacity
The ski bag can be used to transport up to three
pairs of skis with a length of up to 6 ft/2.10 m or
a snowboard of up to 5 ft/1.60 m.
Preparing and loading the ski bag
1. Fold open the center arm rest and the lid on
the inside.
2. Open the inside cover and cargo area by
pressing the button.
Folding table* in the rear
A folding table is contained in the backrest of the
front seat.
Folding down
Pinch hazard during folding out and in
Make sure that the area of movement
around the folding table and the side hinges is
clear; otherwise, injuries can occur.◀
3. Lay out the ski bag.
4. Load the ski bag. If necessary, wrap the
sharp edges of the skis.
If necessary, open the ski bag zipper to ease
loading or to dry the ski bag.
Pulling on the handle, draw the table up and out
and fold it down.
Close the folding table when driving
Keep the folding table closed as much as
possible to prevent the any danger of injury dur‐
ing driving through objects on the folding table
or the folding table itself.◀
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At a glance
5. Insert the tongue plate into the belt buckle.
Navigation
Driving tips
6. Tighten the retaining strap.
Securing the ski bag
Communication Entertainment
Secure the ski bag by tightening the re‐
taining strap; otherwise, the contents could
present a source of danger to the passengers,
for example during braking or evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
Removing the ski bag
Mobility
The ski bag can be removed entirely, e.g., to dry
quickly or to use other inserts.
1. Pull the handle forward and lift the ski bag
out.
More information on the various inserts available
can be obtained from your service center.
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2. Close the cover in the cargo area.
Storage compartments
Storage compartments
Storage compartments
The following storage compartments are avail‐
able in the vehicle interior:
▷ Glove compartment on the driver's and front
passenger side, refer to page 138.
Closing
Fold up the cover.
Opening the top cover
▷ Storage compartment in the center armrest,
refer to page 139, in the front and rear.
▷ Compartments in the doors.
▷ Pockets on the backrests of the front seats*.
▷ Net in the front passenger footwell*.
No loose objects in the passenger com‐
partment
Do not stow any objects in the passenger com‐
partment without securing them; otherwise,
they may present a danger to occupants for in‐
stance during braking and avoidance maneu‐
vers.◀
Press the button.
The top cover opens automatically.
Closing the top cover
Press the cover closed.
USB interface for data transfer
Glove compartment
Front passenger side
Opening
Connection for importing and exporting data on
USB devices, e.g.:
▷ Personal Profile settings, refer to page 33.
▷ Music collection, refer to page 186.
Observe the following when connecting:
Pull the handle.
The light in the glove compartment switches on.
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Close the glove compartment immediately after
use while driving; otherwise, injury may occur
during accidents.◀
▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect USB hard drives.
▷ Do not use the USB interface to recharge
external devices.
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Pull the handle.
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Close the glove compartment immediately after
use while driving; otherwise, injury may occur
during accidents.◀
Closing
After the storage compartment is locked, the re‐
mote control can be handed out without the
integrated key, refer to page 32, for instance at
a hotel.
This prevents access to the storage compart‐
ment and to the cargo area.
Connection for an external audio
device
Fold up the cover.
Center armrest
Front
A storage compartment is located in the center
armrest between the front seats.
Opening
This can be used to connect an external audio
device, such as a CD or MP3 player.
▷ AUX-IN port, refer to page 190.
▷ USB audio interface*, refer to page 191.
At a glance
Controls
The storage compartment in the armrest can be
locked with an integrated key to separately se‐
cure the trunk lid, refer to page 41, for example.
Driving tips
Opening
Navigation
Locking the storage compartment
Communication Entertainment
Driver's side
Press the buttons next to the lock.
Opening
Depending on the equipment in your vehicle, the
button is in the depression at the front of the
center armrest or on top of the center armrest.
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A storage compartment is located in the center
armrest between the seats.
Mobility
Rear
Storage compartments
Cupholders
Clothes hooks
Notes
Shatter-proof containers and no hot
drinks
Use light and shatter-proof containers and do
not transport hot drinks. Otherwise, there is the
increased danger of injury in an accident.◀
The clothes hooks are located next to the grab
handles in the rear and on the door pillar in the
rear.
Do not obstruct view
When suspending clothing from the
hooks, ensure that it will not obstruct the driver's
vision.◀
Unsuitable containers
Do not forcefully push unsuitable contain‐
ers into the cupholders. This may result in dam‐
age.◀
Front
No heavy objects
Do not hang heavy objects from the hooks;
otherwise, they may present a danger to pas‐
sengers during braking and evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
Cargo area
Net
Smaller objects can be stored in the net on the
side of the cargo area.
To transport larger objects, it can be pushed
down.
To open: press on the cover.
Rear
Storage compartment under the cargo
floor panel
In the front of the center armrest.
Raise the cargo floor panel.
To open: press the button.
To close: slide back.
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At a glance
Storage compartment on the side
Driving tips
Under the cover on the side of the cargo area is
a storage compartment that can be used to store
the printed Owner's Manual, for example.
Remove the cover.
Lashing eyes
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Communication Entertainment
Navigation
To secure the cargo, refer to page 147, there
are lashing eyes in the cargo area.
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Driving tips
This chapter provides you with information useful
in dealing with specific driving and operating
modes.
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Breaking-in period
General information
Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to
each other.
The following instructions will help achieve a
long vehicle life and good economy.
300 miles/500 km. During this break-in period,
engage the clutch gently.
Following part replacement
The same breaking in procedures should be ob‐
served if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
Engine and differential
Always obey the official speed limit.
General driving notes
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Closing the trunk lid
Do not exceed the maximum engine and road
speed:
▷ For gasoline engine, 4500 rpm and
100 mph/160 km/h.
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode for the initial
miles.
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
increased.
Drive with the trunk lid closed
Only drive with the tailgate closed; other‐
wise, in the event of an accident or braking or
evasive maneuvers, passengers or other road
users may be injured or the vehicle may be dam‐
aged. In addition, exhaust fumes may enter the
passenger compartment.◀
If driving with the tailgate open cannot be
avoided:
▷ Close all windows and the glass sunroof*.
▷ Greatly increase the blower speed.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in pe‐
riod.
Drive conservatively for the first 200 miles/
300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of ap‐
prox. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and discs. Drive moderately during this break-in
period.
Clutch
The function of the clutch reaches its optimal
level only after a distance driven of approx.
▷ Drive moderately.
Hot exhaust system
Hot exhaust system
High temperatures are generated in the
exhaust system.
Do not remove the heat shields installed and
never apply undercoating to them. When driv‐
ing, standing at idle and while parking, take care
to avoid possible contact between the hot ex‐
haust system and any highly flammable materi‐
als such as hay, leaves, grass, etc. Such contact
could lead to a fire, and with it the risk of serious
personal injury as well as property damage.
Do not touch hot exhaust pipes; otherwise, there
is the danger of getting burned.◀
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Drive though calm water only if it is not deeper
than 9.8 inches/25 cm and at this height, no
faster than walking speed, up to 6 mph/10 km/h.
The vehicle glass provides full protection
against the harmful effects of UV radiation on the
skin.
Mobile communication devices in the
vehicle
Mobile communication devices in the ve‐
hicle
It is advised that you do not use mobile commu‐
nication devices, e.g., mobile phones, inside the
vehicle without connecting them directly to the
external antenna. Otherwise, the vehicle elec‐
tronics and mobile communication devices can
interfere with each other. In addition, there is no
assurance that the radiation generated during
transmission will be discharged from the vehicle
interior.◀
Hydroplaning
On wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water can
form between the tires and road surface.
This phenomenon is referred to as hydroplan‐
ing. It is characterized by a partial or complete
loss of contact between the tires and the road
surface, ultimately undermining your ability to
steer and brake the vehicle.
Braking safely
Your vehicle is equipped with ABS as a standard
feature.
Applying the brakes fully is the most effective
way of braking in situations when this is neces‐
sary.
The vehicle maintains steering responsiveness.
You can still avoid any obstacles with a minimum
of steering effort.
Pulsation of the brake pedal and sounds from
the hydraulic circuits indicate that ABS is in its
active mode.
Objects in the area around the pedals
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Navigation
Climate control laminated tinted safety
glass*
Communication Entertainment
Use this area for garage door openers, devices
for electronic toll collection, etc.
Do not exceed this water depth and walking
speed; otherwise, the vehicle's engine, the elec‐
trical systems and the transmission may be
damaged.◀
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again after they were removed for cleaning, for
example.◀
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Mobility
The marked area is not covered with heat re‐
flective coating.
Adhere to water depth and speed limita‐
tions
At a glance
Driving through water
Controls
When driving on wet or slushy roads, re‐
duce your speed to prevent hydroplaning.◀
Driving tips
Hydroplaning
Reference
Climate control windshield*
Things to remember when driving
Driving in wet conditions
Condensation under the parked vehicle
When roads are wet or there is heavy rain, briefly
exert gentle pressure on the brake pedal every
few miles.
When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water develops that exits underneath
the vehicle.
Ensure that this action does not endanger other
road users.
Therefore, traces of condensed water under the
vehicle are normal.
The heat generated in this process helps dry the
brake discs and pads.
In this way braking efficiency will be available
when you need it.
Hills
Drive long or steep downhill gradients in the gear
in which the least braking is required. Otherwise,
the brake system may overheat, resulting in a
reduction in the brake system efficiency.
You can increase the engine's braking effect by
shifting down in the manual mode of the auto‐
matic transmission, refer to page 72.
Avoid load on the brakes
Avoid placing excessive load on the brake
system. Light but consistent brake pressure can
lead to high temperatures, brake wear and pos‐
sibly even brake failure.◀
Loading
Overloading the vehicle
To avoid exceeding the approved carrying
capacity of the tires, never overload the vehicle.
Overloading can lead to overheating and in‐
creases the rate at which damage develops in‐
side the tires. This could result in a sudden loss
of tire inflation pressure.◀
No fluids in the trunk
Make sure that fluids do not leak into the
trunk; otherwise, the vehicle may be damaged.◀
Determining the load limit
Do not drive in neutral
Do not drive in neutral or with the engine
stopped, as doing so disables engine braking. In
addition, steering and brake assist is unavailable
with the engine stopped.◀
Brake disc corrosion
Corrosion on the brake discs and contamination
on the brake pads are furthered by:
▷ Low mileage.
▷ Extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all.
▷ Infrequent use of the brakes.
Corrosion occurs when the minimum pressure
that must be exerted by the pads during brake
applications to clean the discs is not reached.
Should corrosion form on the brake discs, the
brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating ef‐
fect that generally cannot be corrected.
1. Locate the following statement on your ve‐
hicle’s placard*:
▷ The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or
YYY lbs. Otherwise, damage to the ve‐
hicle and unstable driving situations may
result.
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY
pounds.
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For example, if the YYY amount equals
1,000 lbs and there will be four 150 lbs pas‐
sengers in your vehicle, the amount of avail‐
able cargo and luggage load capacity is
400 lbs: 1,000 lbs minus 600 lbs = 400 lbs.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That
weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated
in Step 4.
Load
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward and as low
as possible, ideally directly behind the cargo
area separating wall.
▷ Very heavy cargo: when the rear seat is not
occupied, secure each of the outer safety
belts in the opposite buckle.
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners.
Controls
At a glance
Stowing cargo
Driving tips
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
To secure the cargo, there are four lashing eyes
in the cargo area
Securing cargo
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
▷ Smaller and lighter items: secure with re‐
taining straps or with a cargo net* or draw
straps.
▷ Larger and heavy objects: secure with cargo
straps*.
Cargo straps, cargo netting, retaining straps or
draw straps on the lashing eyes in the cargo
area.
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The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
Mobility
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
Reference
Lashing eyes in the cargo area
Navigation
Securing cargo
Things to remember when driving
Securing cargo
Magnetic roof-mounted luggage rack
Always position and secure the cargo as
described above; otherwise, it can endanger the
car's occupants if sudden braking or swerving
becomes necessary.
Because of the aluminum roof, magnetic roofmounted luggage racks cannot be mounted.
Heavy or hard objects should not be carried
loose inside the car; otherwise, they could be
thrown around as a result of hard braking, sud‐
den swerves, etc., and endanger the occu‐
pants.◀
Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of
gravity when loaded, they have a major effect on
vehicle handling and steering response.
Loading
Therefore, note the following when loading and
driving:
▷ Do not exceed the approved roof/axle loads.
Roof-mounted luggage rack
▷ Distribute the roof load uniformly.
Note
▷ Always load the heaviest pieces on the bot‐
tom.
Installation only possible in roof drip molding
with flaps*. Your service center will be glad to
advise you.
▷ The roof load should not be too large in area.
▷ Secure the roof luggage firmly, e.g., tie with
ratchet straps.
Roof racks are available as special accessories.
▷ Do not let objects project into the opening
path of the trunk lid.
Attachment
▷ Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration
and braking maneuvers. Take corners gen‐
tly.
Follow the installation instructions of the roof
rack.
Roof drip rail with flaps*
Saving fuel
General information
Your vehicle contains advanced technology for
the reduction of fuel consumption and emis‐
sions.
Fuel consumption depends on a number of dif‐
ferent factors.
On the roof drip rail, press on the outside of the
flap.
Mounting
The preparation for the mounting plate is lo‐
cated below the roof drip rail. Have the mounting
plate installed by the service center before in‐
stallation of a roof rack.
Be sure that adequate clearance is maintained
for raising and opening the glass sunroof*.
The implementation of certain measures, driv‐
ing style and regular maintenance can have an
influence on fuel consumption and on the envi‐
ronmental impact.
Remove unnecessary cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove attached parts following use
Remove auxiliary mirrors, roof or rear luggage
racks which are no longer required following
use.
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Check the tire inflation pressure
regularly
Check and, if necessary, correct the tire inflation
pressure at least twice a month and before start‐
ing on a long trip.
Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling re‐
sistance and thus raises fuel consumption and
tire wear.
Therefore, switch off these functions if they are
not actually needed.
Have maintenance carried out
Have vehicles maintained regularly to achieve
optimal vehicle economy and operating life.
Have the maintenance carried out by your serv‐
ice center.
Please also note the BMW Maintenance Sys‐
tem.
Drive away without delay
Navigation
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
At a glance
Driving with the glass sunroof and windows
open results in increased air resistance and
raises fuel consumption.
Functions such as seat heating and the rear win‐
dow defroster require a lot of energy and con‐
sume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand-go traffic.
Controls
Close the windows and glass sunroof*
Switch off any functions that are not
currently needed
Driving tips
Attached parts on the vehicle impair the aero‐
dynamics and increase the fuel consumption.
This is the fastest way for the cold engine to
reach its operating temperature.
Communication Entertainment
Look well ahead when driving
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead of you.
Driving smoothly and looking ahead reduces
fuel consumption.
Use coasting conditions
When approaching a red light, take your foot off
the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to a halt.
On a downhill gradient, take your foot off the ac‐
celerator and let the vehicle roll.
The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting.
Switch off the engine during longer stops, e.g.,
at traffic lights, railroad crossings or in traffic
congestion.
Fuel savings are achieved after the vehicle is
switched off for only approx. 4 seconds.
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Switch off the engine during longer
stops
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Navigation
This chapter contains various examples of how
the navigation system can guide you reliably to
your destination.
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Navigation*
Navigation system
3. "Enter address"
General information
The navigation system can determine the pre‐
cise position of the vehicle, with the aid of sat‐
ellites and vehicle sensors, and can reliably
guide you to every entered destination.
Navigation data are stored in the vehicle and can
be updated.
Entries in stationary vehicle
Enter data only when the vehicle is sta‐
tionary, and always give priority to the applicable
traffic regulations in the event of any contradic‐
tion between traffic and road conditions and the
instructions issued by the navigation system.
Failure to take to this precaution can place you
in violation of the law and put vehicle occupants
and other road users in danger.◀
4. Select "State/Province" or the displayed
state/province.
Entering a town/city
1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the dis‐
played town/city.
Destination input
Manual destination entry
General information
The system supports you in entering street
names and house numbers by automatically
completing the entry and providing entry com‐
parisons, refer to page 24.
Stored town/city and street names can be called
up quickly.
▷ If the existing entries should not be changed,
the entries for the state/province and town/
city can be skipped.
2. Select letters, if necessary.
The list is narrowed down further with each
entry.
3. Move the controller to the right.
4. Select the town/city name from the list.
If there are several towns/cities with the same
name:
1. Change to the list of town/city names.
▷ Destination guidance is started to the town/
city center if no street is entered.
2. Highlight the town/city.
Entering a state/province
Entering the postal code*
1. Press the MENU button.
1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the dis‐
played town/city.
2. "Navigation"
3. Select the town/city.
2.
Select the symbol.
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4. Change to the list of postal codes and towns/
cities.
All streets of the selected state/province are
offered. The associated town/city is dis‐
played after the street name.
5. Highlight the entry.
At a glance
3. Select the numbers.
6. Selecting an entry.
Controls
Entering a street and intersection
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. Enter a street and intersection in the same
way as you would enter a town/city.
2. Highlight the street.
7. Change to the list of street names.
3. Select the street.
8. Highlight the street.
9. Select the street.
Alternative: enter the street address
and house number
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
Starting destination guidance after
entering the destination
2. Enter the street as you would the town/city.
1. "Accept destination"
3. "House number"
2. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
4. Select the numbers.
5. Change to the list of house numbers.
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 158.
6. Select a house number or range of house
numbers.
Address book
Street does not exist in the destination
city/town
Selecting a destination from the
address book
The desired street does not exist in the specified
city/town because it belongs to another part of
the city/town.
1. "Navigation"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Enter address"
3. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. "Address book"
Contacts with addresses are displayed if
these have been checked as destinations.
If the mobile phone* does not display the
contacts with addresses, they must first be
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6. Select the letters.
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1. Change to the list of street names.
Driving tips
If there are several streets with the same name:
4. Change to the list of street names.
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5. Select "In" the displayed country.
Navigation
checked as a destination, refer to
page 233.
3. Select a contact in the list or, if desired, with
"A-Z search".
4. "Business address" or "Home address"
3. "Store position as contact" or "Add position
to contact"
4. Depending on the selection, choose an ex‐
isting contact from the list. Select the type
of address and enter the first and last name.
5. "Store in vehicle"
Storing the destination in the address
book
Editing or deleting an address
After entering the destination, store the desti‐
nation in the address book.
1. "Navigation"
1. Open "Options".
3. Highlight the entry.
2. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Open "Options".
2. "Address book"
5. "Edit in Contacts" or "Delete entry"
Using the home address as the
destination
The home address must be stored. Specify the
home address, refer to page 232.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Address book"
3. "Home"
3. Select an existing contact, if available.
4. "Business address" or "Home address"
5. Enter "Last name" and, if necessary, "First
name".
6. "Store in vehicle"
Storing the position
The current position can be stored in the ad‐
dress book.
4. "Start guidance"
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
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Special destinations
At a glance
Opening the search for special
destinations
The destinations can be called up and used as a
destination for destination guidance.
Calling up the last destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
To select special destinations, e.g., hotels or
tourist attractions:
1. "Navigation"
2. "Points of Interest"
3. Select the search function.
Controls
The destinations previously entered are stored
automatically.
At a glance
Last destinations
Online Search*
2. Select a special destination.
3.
Select the symbol.
4. "Start guidance"
Driving tips
1. "Google™ Search"
1. "A-Z search"
2. "Town/City"
3. Select the destination.
4. Select the category.
5. "Category details"
For some special destinations, multiple cat‐
egory details can be selected. Move the
controller to the left to leave the category
details.
4. "Start guidance"
Editing the destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
3. Highlight the destination.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Edit destination"
6. "Keyword"
7. Enter the keyword.
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
8. Select a special destination.
Details are displayed.
If multiple details are stored, you can leaf
through the pages.
Deleting the last destinations
1. "Navigation"
If a phone number is available, a connection
can be established if necessary.
2. "Last destinations"
3. Highlight the destination.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry" or "Delete all last
destinations"
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2. "Last destinations"
9.
Select the symbol.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 158.
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1. "Navigation"
Select or enter the town/city.
3. "Category"
Reference
Starting destination guidance
Navigation
A-Z search
Navigation
"Start search": if a search term is not entered,
the search is repeated with the previous search
term.
1. "Navigation"
Category search
4. "BMW Assist dest. entry"
1. "Category search"
2. "Town/City"
Select or enter the town/city.
3. "Category"
4. Select the category.
5. "Category details"
For some special destinations, multiple cat‐
egory details can be selected. Move the
controller to the left to leave the category
details.
6. "Start search"
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
7. Select a special destination.
3. Open "Options".
Displaying special destinations in the
map
To display symbols of the special destinations
in the map view:
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Display Points of Interest"
5. Select the setting.
Destination entry by map
Selecting the destination
Details are displayed.
1. "Navigation"
If multiple details are stored, you can leaf
through the pages.
2. "Map"
If a phone number is available, a connection
can be established if necessary.
8.
2. "Enter address"
Select the symbol.
The current position of the vehicle is indi‐
cated on the map.
3.
"Interactive map"
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 158.
Display of special destinations
List of special destinations: special destinations
are organized by distance and are displayed with
a directional arrow to the special destination.
on the split screen, special destinations of the
selected category are displayed in the map view
as symbols. The display depends on the scale
of the map and the category.
Destination entry via BMW Assist*
A connection is established to the Concierge
service, refer to page 235.
4. Select the destination with crosshairs.
▷ To change the scale: turn the controller.
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in
the required direction.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the
controller in the required direction and
turn it.
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Additional functions are available on the inter‐
active map after the controller is pressed.
Example: to enter a town/city in a US state
as a whole word, the language of the system
must be English.
▷ Spell the entry if the spoken language and
the language of the system differ.
▷ Say the letters smoothly, and avoid exag‐
gerating the pronunciation and inserting
lengthy pauses between the letters.
▷
Select the symbol.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 158.
▷ "Exit interactive map": return to the map
view.
▷ The options available for entering data de‐
pend on the navigation data and the country
and language settings.
entering an address using a command*
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. ›Enter address‹
▷ "View in northern direction" or "View in
driving direction"
3. Wait for a request from the system.
▷ "Display destination": the map section
around the destination is displayed.
5. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
▷ "Display current location": the map section
around your current location is displayed.
If necessary, individually name the separate
components of the address, e.g., the town/city.
▷ "Find points of interest": the search for spe‐
cial destinations is started.
Entering a town/city separately
Destination entry by voice*
The name of the town/city can be said as a
word* or spelled out.
General information
▷ Instructions for voice activation system, re‐
fer to page 25.
▷ When making a destination entry by voice,
you can change between voice operation
and iDrive.
4. Say the address in the suggested order.
With the destination entry menu displayed:
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
At a glance
Controls
Additional functions
▷ Countries, towns and cities, streets, and in‐
tersections can be said as whole words* or
spelled in the language of the system, refer
to page 81.
Driving tips
▷ The coordinates of the destination.
▷ the town/city, street, and house number can
be entered as a single command*.
Navigation
▷ The county.
Saying the entries
Communication Entertainment
▷ The name of a street in the vicinity.
Mobility
If the system does not recognize a street, one of
the following is displayed:
▷ To have the available spoken instructions
read out loud: ›Voice commands‹
2. ›City‹ or ›Spell city‹.
3. Wait for the system to prompt you for the
town/city.
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Specifying the street
Navigation
4. Say the name of the town/city, or say at least
the first three letters.
Depending on the entry, up to 20 towns/cit‐
ies may be suggested.
5. Select the town/city.
▷ To select a recommended town/
city: ›Yes‹
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Move the controller to the left if necessary.
4.
"Guidance"
5. "Enter new destination"
6. Select the type of destination entry.
▷ To select a different town/city: ›New
entry‹
▷ Select an entry: ›Entry ...‹ e.g., entry 2
▷ To spell an entry: ›Spell city‹
6. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
If there are several towns/cities with the same
name:
Towns/cities of the same name are grouped in a
list and displayed as one location followed by an
ellipsis.
1. Select an entry: ›Yes‹ or ›Entry ...‹ e.g., En‐
try 2.
2. Select the desired town/city.
Entering a street or intersection
separately
Enter a street and intersection in the same way
as you would enter a town/city.
Entering a house number separately
7. Enter the intermediate destination.
8. "Start guidance"
Entering intermediate destinations
For a trip, a max. of 30 intermediate destinations
can be entered.
1. "Enter new destination"
2. Select the type of destination entry.
3. Enter the intermediate destination.
4. "Add as another destination"
The intermediate destination is entered in
the destination list and is highlighted.
Depending on the data in the navigation system,
house numbers up to number 2000 can be en‐
tered.
5. Turn the controller until the intermediate
destination is located in the desired position
in the list.
1. ›House number‹
6. Press the controller.
2. Say the house number.
Say each digit separately.
3. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
Planning a trip with intermediate
destinations
New trip
A trip can be planned with several intermediate
destinations.
Starting the trip
1. After all intermediate destinations are en‐
tered, highlight the first destination.
If the second destination, for example, is
highlighted when destination guidance is
started, the first destination is skipped.
2. "Start guidance"
This symbol marks the active leg of the
trip.
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Open the last trip
Up to 30 trips can be stored in the trip list. If
necessary, delete existing trips to be able to
store new trips.
1. "Navigation"
1. Open "Options".
4. "Start guidance"
At a glance
Store the trip
2. "Stored trips"
3. "Last trip"
3. Select a stored trip.
4. "Start guidance"
Reversing the direction of travel
Intermediate destinations are displayed in re‐
verse order in the list.
1. "Map"
"Guidance"
3. "Accept destination"
4. "Start guidance"
▷ The route is shown on the Control Display.
▷ The distance to the destination/intermedi‐
ate destination and the estimated time of ar‐
rival are displayed in the map view.
▷ The arrow view is shown in the instrument
cluster, in the Head-up Display*, and on the
Control Display where appropriate.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Reverse order of trip dest."
Intermediate destination options
Terminating destination guidance
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
1. "Map"
3.
2.
4. "Stop guidance"
"Guidance"
"Guidance"
3. "Display all trip destinations"
4. Select an intermediate destination.
▷ "Edit destination"
▷ "Reposition dest. in the trip": move an
intermediate destination to another po‐
sition in the list.
▷ "Delete dest. in the trip"
▷ "Go to next dest. in the trip"
Some options are not available for certain trips.
Delete the stored trip
1. "Stored trips"
2. Highlight the desired trip.
Continuing destination guidance
If the destination was not reached during the last
trip, destination guidance can be resumed.
"Resume guidance"
Route criteria
Driving tips
2. Make a destination entry, refer to page 152.
2. "Stored trips"
2.
1. "Navigation"
Navigation
1. "Navigation"
Starting destination guidance
Communication Entertainment
Select the stored trip
Destination guidance
General information
▷ The route calculated can be influenced by
selecting certain criteria.
▷ The route criteria can be changed when the
destination is entered and during destina‐
tion guidance.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete all trips" or "Delete trip"
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4. "OK"
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3. Enter the name.
Controls
2. "Store trip"
Navigation
▷ Road types are part of the navigation data
and are taken into consideration when plan‐
ning a route, e.g., avoid highways.
▷ "Avoid ferries": ferries are avoided
where possible.
▷ The recommended route may differ from the
route you would take based on personal ex‐
perience.
Route
▷ The settings are stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
▷ Arrow view in the instrument cluster and on
the Control Display.
▷ Destination guidance with traffic bulletins,
refer to page 165.
▷ List of route sections.
Changing the route criteria
1. "Navigation"
▷ Map view, refer to page 161.
▷ Arrow view in the Head-up Display*, refer to
page 123.
Arrow view
2. "Map"
3.
Different views of the route are available during
destination guidance:
"Route preference"
4. Select the criterion:
The following information is displayed during
destination guidance:
"Fast route": time-optimized route,
being a combination of the shortest pos‐
sible route and the fastest roads.
▷ Large arrow: current direction of travel.
▷
"Efficient route": optimized combi‐
nation of the fastest and shortest route.
▷ Intersection view.
▷
"Short route": short distance, irre‐
spective of how fast or slow progress will
be.
▷ Traffic bulletins.
▷
▷ "Alternative routes": if available, alter‐
native routes are suggested during ac‐
tive route guidance. The individual sug‐
gestions are highlighted in color.
▷ Small arrow: indicates the next change in di‐
rection.
▷ Lane information.
▷ Distance to the next change in direction.
▷ Street name at the next change in direction.
Lane information
On multi-lane roads, the recommended lanes
are marked in the arrow view by a triangle.
▷ Solid triangle: best lane.
▷ Empty triangle: possible lane. However, an‐
other lane change may be needed shortly.
Displaying list of route sections
5. Specify additional criteria for the route, if
necessary:
▷ "Avoid highways": highways are
avoided wherever possible.
▷ "Avoid toll roads": toll roads are avoided
wherever possible.
When the destination guidance is started, a list
of route sections can be displayed. The driving
distances and traffic bulletins are displayed for
each route section.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. Mark route section.
The route section is displayed on the split
screen.
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Calculate a new route for a route section.
7. "Start guidance": destination guidance to
the selected gas station is started.
1. "Navigation"
Select the symbol.
"Add as another destination": the gas sta‐
tion is added to the route.
2. "Route information"
3. "New route for"
At a glance
Bypassing a section of the route
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Navigation"
Controls
Switching spoken instructions on/off
3.
"Voice instructions"
Repeating spoken instructions
Resuming the original route
If the route section should no longer be by‐
passed:
2. "Map"
3.
Highlight the symbol.
4. Press the controller twice.
Volume of spoken instructions
Turn the volume button while giving an instruc‐
tion until the desired volume is set.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. "New route for:"
4. "Remove blocking"
Gas station recommendation
The remaining range is calculated, and if nec‐
essary gas stations along the route are dis‐
played.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. "Recommended refuel"
A list of the gas stations is displayed.
Saving the spoken instructions on the
programmable memory buttons
The function for switching the spoken instruc‐
tions on/off can be stored on a programmable
memory button, refer to page 23, for quick ac‐
cess.
Map view
Selecting the map view
Navigation
5. Press the controller.
1. "Navigation"
Communication Entertainment
4. Turn the controller. Enter the number of kilo‐
meters within which you would like to return
to the original route.
Driving tips
2. "Map"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
Mobility
4. Highlight a gas station.
The position of the gas station is displayed
on the split screen.
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5. Select the gas station.
Navigation
At a glance
▷ Upper status field: time, telephone, and en‐
tertainment details.
▷ Lower status field: symbol for active desti‐
nation guidance, status of traffic bulletins,
time of arrival, and distance to destination.
Function bar
The following functions are available in the func‐
tion bar:
Symbol
Function
1
Function bar
2
Route section with traffic obstruction
3
Traffic sign for traffic obstruction
4
Planned route
5
Current location
Change the route criteria.
6
Upper status field
Search for a special destination.
7
Lower status field
Start/end destination guidance.
Switch spoken instructions on/
off.
Display the traffic bulletins.
Lines in the map
Interactive map.
Streets and routes are displayed in different col‐
ors and styles depending on their classification.
Dashed lines represent railways and ferry con‐
nections. Country borders are indicated by thin
lines.
Traffic obstructions
Small triangles along the planned route indicate
route sections with traffic obstructions, depend‐
ing on the map scale. The direction of the trian‐
gles indicates the direction of the obstruction.
The traffic signs indicate the significance of the
obstruction.
▷ Red traffic sign: the obstruction affects the
planned route or direction.
▷ Gray traffic sign: the obstruction does not
affect the planned route or direction.
Traffic bulletins, refer to page 163.
Set the map view.
Change the scale.
To change to the function bar, move the con‐
troller to the left.
Changing the map section
"Interactive map"
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in the
required direction.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the con‐
troller in the required direction and turn it.
Changing the scale
1.
Select the symbol.
2. To change the scale: turn the controller.
Automatically scaled map scale
Planned route
After destination guidance is started, the plan‐
ned route is displayed on the map.
Status fields
In the map view facing north, turn the controller
in any direction until the AUTO scale is dis‐
played. The map shows the entire route be‐
tween the current location and the destination.
Show/hide: press the controller.
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▷ "Day/night mode"
Select and create the necessary settings
depending on the light conditions.
"Traffic conditions/gray map" active: the
setting is disregarded.
▷ "Satellite images"
Depending on availability and resolution,
satellite images* are displayed in a scale of
approx. 1 mile to 600 miles/2 km to
1,000 km.
▷ "Perspective view in 3D"
Prominent areas that are contained in the
navigation data are displayed on the map in
3D.
▷ "Traffic conditions/gray map"
The map is optimized for displaying traffic
bulletins, refer to page 163. Symbols for the
special destinations are no longer displayed.
Map view for split screen
The map view can be selected for the split
screen independently from the main screen.
1. Open "Options".
2. "Split screen"
3. Move the controller to the right repeatedly
until the split screen is selected.
4. Select "Split screen content" or the scale.
5. Select the map view.
▷ "Arrow display"
▷ "Map facing north"
▷ "Map direction of travel"
▷ "Map view with perspective"
Traffic bulletins*
Controls
Set the map view.
At a glance
▷ Display the traffic bulletins from radio sta‐
tions that broadcast the TI Traffic Informa‐
tion of a traffic information service. Informa‐
tion on traffic obstructions and hazards is
updated continuously.
Certain BMW models equipped with navi‐
gation have the capability to display realtime traffic information. If your system has
this capability the following additional terms
and conditions apply:
An End-User shall no longer have the right
to use the Traffic Data in the event that the
End-User is in material breach of the terms
and conditions contained herein.
A. Total Traffic Network, a division of Clear
Channel Broadcasting, Inc. (“Total Traffic
Network”) holds the rights to the traffic in‐
cident data and RDS-TMC network through
which it is delivered. You may not modify,
copy, scan or use any other method to re‐
produce, duplicate, republish, transmit or
distribute in any way any portion of traffic in‐
cident data. You agree to indemnify, defend
and hold harmless BMW of North America,
LLC. (“BMW NA”) and Total Traffic Net‐
work, Inrix, Inc (and their affiliates) against
any and all claims, damages, costs or other
expenses that arise directly or indirectly out
of (a) your unauthorized use of the traffic in‐
cident data or the RDS-TMC network, (b)
your violation of this directive and/or (c) any
unauthorized or unlawful activities by you in
connection herewith.
▷ "Position"
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4. "Settings"
6. To change the scale: select the split screen
and turn the controller.
Navigation
3. Open "Options".
At a glance
▷ "Traffic conditions/gray map"
2. "Map"
Communication Entertainment
1. "Navigation"
Setting in some cases will affect the dis‐
play in the Head-Up Display*.
Mobility
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
▷ "Exit ramp view": selected blind drive‐
ways are displayed three dimensionally.
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Settings for the map view
Navigation
B. Total Traffic Network traffic data is infor‐
mational only. User assumes all risk of use.
Total Traffic Network, BMW NA, and their
suppliers make no representations about
content, traffic and road conditions, route
usability, or speed.
C. The licensed material is provided to li‐
censee “as is,” and “where is”. Total Traffic
Network, including, but not limited to, any
and all third party providers of any of the li‐
censed material, expressly disclaims, to the
fullest extent permitted by law, all warranties
or representations with respect to the li‐
censed material (including, without limita‐
tion, that the licensed material will be errorfree, will operate without interruption or that
the traffic data will be accurate), express, im‐
plied or statutory, including, without limita‐
tion, the implied warranties of merchanta‐
bility, non-infringement fitness for a
particular purpose, or those arising from a
course of dealing or usage of trade.
D. Neither Total Traffic Network, Inrix, Inc. or
BMW NA will be liable to you for any indirect,
special, consequential, exemplary, or inci‐
dental damages (including, without limita‐
tion, lost revenues, anticipated revenues, or
profits relating to the same) arising from any
claim relating directly or indirectly to use of
the traffic data, and even if Total Traffic Net‐
work, Inrix, Inc., or BMW NA are aware of the
possibility of such damages. These limita‐
tions apply to all claims, including, without
limitation, claims in contract and tort (such
as negligence, product liability and strict li‐
ability). Some states do not allow the exclu‐
sion or limitation of incidental or consequen‐
tial damages, so those particular limitations
may not apply to you.
▷ The traffic bulletins are indicated on the map
by symbols.
▷ The traffic bulletins for the surrounding area
are stored in a list.
The symbol in the function bar of the map
view turns red if there are traffic bulletins
that affect the calculated route.
Switching the reception on/off
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Receive Traffic Info"
Open the traffic bulletins
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Traffic Info"
First the traffic bulletins for the calculated
route are displayed.
The traffic bulletins are sorted by their dis‐
tance from the current position of the vehi‐
cle.
4. Select a traffic bulletin.
"More information": display additional
information.
5. Scroll to the next or previous traffic bulletin
if required.
Traffic bulletins on the map
"Traffic conditions/gray map" Active: indication
on the control display is switched to shades of
gray. This enables a better view of the traffic
bulletins. The day/night mode is disregarded in
this setting. Symbols and special destinations
are not displayed.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Settings"
5. "Traffic conditions/gray map"
Symbols in the map view
Depending on the scale of the map and the lo‐
cation of the traffic obstruction along the route,
the symbols for the traffic obstructions are dis‐
played.
Additional information in the map view
Depending on the map scale, a traffic obstruc‐
tion's length, direction, and impact are displayed
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▷ Green: clear roads.
▷ Gray: general traffic bulletins, e.g., construc‐
tion site.
The displayed information depends on the par‐
ticular traffic information service.
To accept the detour:
"Detour"
Filtering traffic bulletins
In the event of special hazards, e.g., objects on
the road, a message is displayed without a de‐
tour suggestion.
You can set which traffic bulletins appear on the
map.
Detours can also be accepted if the traffic mes‐
sages are called up in the list.
1. "Navigation"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
2. "Map"
3. Open "Options".
3.
4. "Traffic Info categories"
4. "Detour information"
5. Select the desired categories.
5.
"Detour"
The route is automatically changed in the event
of traffic obstructions.
▷ The system does not point out traffic ob‐
structions along the original route.
▷ Traffic bulletins continue to be displayed on
the map.
▷ For your own safety, traffic bulletins that no‐
tify you of potentially dangerous situations,
such as wrong-way drivers, cannot be hid‐
den.
Destination guidance with traffic
bulletins
▷ Depending on road type and the kind and
extent of the traffic obstruction, the calcu‐
lated route may lead through the traffic ob‐
struction.
▷ Dangerous situations are displayed regard‐
less of the setting.
To activate dynamic destination guidance:
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
Mobility
▷ Traffic bulletins that are relevant to the route
are always shown.
At a glance
"Traffic Info"
Dynamic destination guidance
Traffic bulletins of the selected category are dis‐
played on the map.
Controls
▷ Yellow: heavy traffic.
Driving tips
▷ Orange: stop-and-go traffic.
Navigation
▷ Red: congestion.
The destination guidance system takes the
available traffic information into account. A mes‐
sage is displayed depending on the route, the
traffic bulletins, and the possible detour routes.
A detour is suggested in the event of a traffic
obstruction. In addition, distance and time dif‐
ferences between the original route and the de‐
tour are displayed.
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in the map using triangles or gray bars along the
calculated route.
3. "Dynamic guidance"
When traffic bulletin reception is switched on,
semi-dynamic destination guidance is active.
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Navigation
Navigation data
What to do if...
Information on the navigation data
▷ The current transmission position cannot be
displayed?
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Navigation system version": information on
the data version is displayed.
Updating the navigation data
General information
Navigation data and authorization codes are
available from your service center. Navigation
data are stored in the vehicle and can be up‐
dated.
▷ Depending on the data volume, a data up‐
date may take several hours.
▷ Update during the trip to preserve battery.
▷ During the update, only the basic functions
of the navigation system are available.
▷ The status of the update can be viewed.
▷ The system restarts after the update.
▷ The data carrier with the navigation data can
be removed after the update is complete.
Perform an update
1. Insert the navigation DVD into the DVD
player with the labeled side facing up.
2. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
3. Enter the authorization code of the naviga‐
tion DVD and change the DVD if needed.
After interrupting your trip, follow the instruc‐
tions on the Control Display.
Viewing the status
1.
Press the button.
The vehicle is located in an unrecognized
region, is in a poor reception area, or the
system is currently determining the posi‐
tion. Reception is usually best when you
have an unobstructed view of the sky.
▷ The destination without street information is
not used for route guidance?
When city has been input, no downtown can
be determined.
Input any street in the selected city and start
destination guidance.
▷ The destination is not used for route guid‐
ance?
The destination data is not contained in the
navigation data. Select a destination that is
as close as possible to the original.
▷ Letters for destination input cannot be se‐
lected?
The stored data do not contain the data of
the destination.
Select a goal that is as close as possible to
the original.
▷ Is the map displayed in shades of gray?
"Traffic conditions/gray map" Active: indi‐
cation on the control display is switched to
shades of gray. This enables a better view of
the traffic bulletins.
▷ Spoken instructions are no longer output
during route guidance in front of intersec‐
tions?
The area has not yet been fully recorded, or
you have left the recommended route and
the system requires a few seconds to cal‐
culate a new route suggestion.
2. "Navigation update"
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The chapter helps assure your enjoyment when
receiving radio and television stations and playing
CDs, DVDs and tracks from the music collection.
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Tone
General information
Equalizer*
The sound settings are stored for the remote
control currently in use.
Setting for individual audio frequency ranges.
Adjusting the equalizer
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
Treble, bass, balance, and
fader
2. "Tone"
▷ "Treble": treble adjustment.
4. Select the desired setting.
3. "Equalizer"
▷ "Bass": depth adjustment.
▷ "Balance": left/right volume distribution.
▷ "Fader": front/rear volume distribution.
Setting treble, bass, balance, and fader
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
Multi-channel playback,
surround*
3. Select the desired tone settings.
Choose between stereo and multi-channel play‐
back, surround.
Setting multi-channel playback,
surround
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Surround"
4. To adjust: turn the controller.
5. To store: press the controller.
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Opening the tone settings in
the Options menu*
1. "CD/Multimedia" or "Radio"
2. If necessary, select additional entries, for ex‐
ample, "FM" or "CD/DVD".
▷ "Speed volume": speed-dependent volume
control.
3. Open "Options".
▷ "PDC": volume of the PDC signal* com‐
pared to the entertainment sound output.
5. Set the desired tone.
Controls
Volume
At a glance
When surround is activated, multi-channel play‐
back is simulated when a stereo audio track is
played.
4. "Tone"
Driving tips
▷ "Gong": volume of the signal, such as the
safety belt reminder, compared to the en‐
tertainment sound output.
▷ "Microphone": volume of the microphone*
during a phone call.
▷ "Loudspeak.": volume of the loudspeakers*
during a phone call.
Navigation
The following volumes are only stored for the
respective paired telephone: "Microphone",
"Loudspeak.".
Adjusting the volume
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
Communication Entertainment
2. "Tone"
3. "Volume settings"
4. Select the desired volume setting.
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
Mobility
6. To store: press the controller.
Resetting the tone settings
2. "Tone"
3. "Reset"
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1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
Radio
Radio
Controls
3. Select the desired station.
1
Change entertainment sources
2
Change station/track
All saved stations are stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
3
Programmable memory buttons
4
Volume, on/off
5
Change wave band
Changing the station via the button
Press the button.
Sound output
Storing a station
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
Switching on/off
When the ignition is switched off: press ON/OFF
button on the radio.
3. Highlight the desired station.
Muting
When the ignition is switched on or the engine
is running: press the ON/OFF button on the
radio.
AM/FM station
4. Press the controller for an extended period.
Selecting a station
5. Select the desired memory location.
1. "Radio"
The stations are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
2. "FM" or "AM"
The stations can also be stored on the program‐
mable memory buttons, refer to page 23.
Selecting a station manually
Station selection via the frequency.
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2. "FM" or "AM"
3. "Manual"
4. To select the frequency: turn the controller.
HD Radio™ technology manufactured under li‐
cense from iBiquity Digital Corp. U. S. and For‐
eign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD and HD
Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiq‐
uity Digital Corp.
At a glance
1. "Radio"
Controls
Activating/deactivating digital radio
reception
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
3. Open "Options".
RDS broadcasts additional information, such as
the station name, in the FM wave band. When
playing a station with multiple frequencies, the
system automatically switches to the frequency
with the best reception, if needed.
In areas in which the station is not continuously
received in digital mode, the playback switches
between analog and digital reception. Due to
time delayed broadcasting, there may be repe‐
titions or interruptions. In this case, switch off
digital radio reception.
Switching the RDS on/off
Displaying additional information
1. "Radio"
Some stations broadcast additional information
on the current track, such as the name of the ar‐
tist.
2. "FM"
3. Open "Options".
4. "RDS"
1. Select the desired station.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Station info"
Selecting a substation
This symbol indicates that a main station also
broadcasts additional substations. The station
name of the main station ends in HD1. Station
names of the substations end in HD2, HD3, etc.
Navigation
RDS*
This symbol is displayed in the status line
when the audio signal is digital.
Communication Entertainment
To store the station: press the controller for an
extended period.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Driving tips
4. "HD Radio Reception"
HD Radio™ reception*
When reception is poor, the substation is muted
for several seconds. If reception is interrupted
for an extended period, it switches back to the
main station.
Many stations broadcast both analog and digital
signals.
License conditions
3. Select the substation.
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2. Press the controller.
Mobility
1. Select the desired station.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Radio
Weather Band*
Managing a subscription
The availability of the Weather Band and the
number of available channels can vary depend‐
ing on the region.
To be able to enable or unsubscribe from the
channels, you must have reception. It is usually
at its best when you have an unobstructed view
of the sky. The channel name is displayed in the
status line.
Switching on the Weather Band
Enabling channels
1. "Radio"
The Unsubscribed Channels category contains
all disabled channels.
General information
2. "Weather band"
3. Select the desired channel.
Additional information
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Category"
Weather Band is a service of the National Oce‐
anic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Additional information on the Internet:
www.nws.noaa.gov.
Satellite radio*
General information
The channels are offered in predefined pack‐
ages. The packages must be enabled by tele‐
phone.
Navigation bar overview
Symbol
Function
Change the list view.
4. Select the Unsubscribed Channels cate‐
gory.
5. Select the desired channel.
The phone number and an electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed.
6. Select the phone number to have the chan‐
nel enabled.
Select the category.
Direct channel entry
Timeshift
Open the My Favorites category/
open a favorite.
Manage the favorites.
Traffic Jump
The functions of the navigation bar symbols can
also be stored on the programmable memory
buttons, refer to page 23.
You can unsubscribe from the channels again
via this phone number.
Unsubscribing from channels
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
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Via direct channel entry
4. "Manage subscription"
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Set channel"
At a glance
3. Open "Options".
Storing a channel
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
5. The phone number and an electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed.
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the de‐
sired category.
6. Call Sirius to unsubscribe from the chan‐
nels.
4. Select the desired channel.
Selecting channels
5. Press the controller again.
6. Press the controller again to confirm the
highlighted channel.
Driving tips
Controls
4. Turn the controller until the desired channel
is reached and press the controller.
You can only listen to enabled channels.
Via iDrive
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Select "All channels" or the desired cate‐
gory.
4. Select the desired channel.
7. Select the desired memory location.
The channels are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
The channels can also be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons, refer to page 23.
Changing the list view
The list view changes every time the first symbol
on the navigation bar is pressed.
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
The selected channel is stored for the remote
control currently in use.
Information on the channel is displayed.
Symbol
Meaning
Press the button.
Channel name
The next channel is selected.
Artist
Mobility
Via the buttons on the center console
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Track
Radio
Selecting a category
Symbol Function
1. "Radio"
Fast forward
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
Reverse
"Category"
Automatic timeshift deactivated/ac‐
tivated
4. Select the desired category.
Timeshift
Approx. one hour of the program being broad‐
cast on the channel currently being listened to
is stored in a buffer. Prerequisite: the signal must
be available.
The stored audio track can be played with a de‐
lay following the live broadcast. When the buffer
is full, the older tracks are overwritten. The buf‐
fer is cleared when a new channel is selected.
Opening the timeshift function
1. "Radio"
When the function is activated, audio playback
is stopped automatically in the event of:
▷ Incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
▷ Activation of the voice activation system.
▷ Muting.
The audio playback then continues with a time
delay.
To activate:
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
Automatic timeshift
"Replay - Time shift"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Replay - Time shift"
4.
"Automatic time shift"
To deactivate:
"Automatic time shift".
Storing favorites
Up to 30 favorites can be stored in the favorites
list. Available favorites are artist, track, game,
league, and team.
▷ The red arrow shows the current playback
position.
▷ The time difference to the live broadcast is
displayed next to the buffer bar.
For live transmissions: "live".
Storing the artist, track, or game
It is only possible to store favorites that are cur‐
rently being broadcast. The channel information
must be available.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
Timeshift menu
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the de‐
sired category.
Symbol Function
Go to the live broadcast
Playback/pause
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
6. Select the artist, track, or game.
Next track
Previous track
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1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Manage favorites"
4. "Add sports information"
1. "Satellite radio"
2.
"Manage favorites"
3. Select "Activate alert" or the desired favor‐
ites.
At a glance
Leagues or teams can be added to the favorites
from a selection list.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Deleting favorites
1. "Satellite radio"
2.
"Manage favorites"
Controls
Storing the league or team
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry"
Traffic Jump
Traffic and weather information for a selected
region is broadcast every few minutes.
"Favorites"
Select the symbol while the message is shown.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Set jump"
5. Select the desired region.
The region is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Activating/deactivating the jump
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Jump to:"
Information for the selected region is broadcast
as soon as it is available.
The displayed favorite is played.
A new panel opens.
If there is no message, the system changes to
the My Favorites category. All favorites currently
being broadcast can be selected from a list.
Canceling the Traffic Jump: "Cancel".
Managing the favorites
Activating/deactivating the favorites
Symbol Meaning
Information will be broadcast shortly.
Communication Entertainment
If an activated favorite is played back, the fol‐
lowing message appears for approx. 20 sec‐
onds: "Favorite alert!".
Selecting a region
Mobility
Opening the favorites
Navigation
6. Select "Add all teams" or the desired team.
Information is currently being broad‐
cast.
Favorites can be activated and deactivated
globally and individually.
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5. Select the league.
Driving tips
3. Highlight the desired favorite.
Radio
Select one of the symbols to deactivate Traffic
Jump.
3. "Store station"
Automatic update
About twice a year, Sirius performs an update of
the channel names and positions. The update
takes place automatically and may take several
minutes.
Notes
▷ Reception may not be available in some sit‐
uations, such as under certain environmen‐
tal or topographic conditions. The satellite
radio has no influence on this.
▷ The signal may not be available in tunnels or
underground garages next to tall buildings
or near trees, mountains or other powerful
sources of radio interference.
Stored stations
General information
It is possible to store up to 40 stations.
4. Select the desired memory location.
The list of stored stations is stored for the re‐
mote control currently in use.
The stations can also be stored on the program‐
mable memory buttons, refer to page 23.
Deleting a station
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. Select the desired station.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry"
Calling up a station
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. Select the desired station.
Storing a station
The station currently selected is stored.
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
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A CD/DVD is located in the CD/DVD player or
DVD changer*.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3
Eject CD/DVD
4
Change station/track
5
Programmable memory buttons
6
Volume, on/off
Symbol
Sound output
Switching on/off
When the ignition is switched off: press ON/OFF
button on the radio.
Muting
When the ignition is switched on or the engine
is running: press the ON/OFF button on the
radio.
Meaning
CD/DVD* player
...
DVD changer*
CD/DVD player, rear*
Playable formats
▷ DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVDRW, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD
audio (video part only), DVD video*.
▷ CD: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA,
VCD*, SVCD*.
▷ Compressed audio files: MP3, WMA, AAC*,
M4A*.
CD/DVD*
Playback
Audio playback
Filling the CD/DVD* player
Selecting the track using the button
Insert the CD/DVD with the printed side up.
Playback begins automatically.
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired track is played.
Reading can take a few minutes with com‐
pressed audio files.
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Navigation
CD/DVD* drive
Communication Entertainment
Change the entertainment source
2
Mobility
1
Driving tips
3. Select the desired CD or DVD.
At a glance
Starting playback
Reference
Controls
Controls
CD/multimedia
CD/multimedia
Selecting a track via iDrive
Displaying information on the track
Audio CDs
If information about a track has been stored, it is
displayed automatically:
Select the desired track to begin playback.
CDs/DVDs* with compressed audio files
Depending on the data, some letters and num‐
bers of the CD/DVD may not be displayed cor‐
rectly.
1. Select the directory if necessary.
To change to a higher level directory: move
the controller to the left.
▷ Interpret.
▷ Album track.
▷ Number of tracks on the CD/DVD*.
▷ File name of track.
Random playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired CD or DVD*.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Random"
2. Select the desired track to begin playback.
CDs/DVDs* with compressed audio files: All
tracks in the selected directory are played in
random order.
Random mode is switched off when the audio
source is changed and the ignition is switched
off.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
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3. Select a DVD with video content.
The selected CDs or DVDs are repeated auto‐
matically.
4.
"DVD menu"
Video playback*
At a glance
Automatic repeat*
Country codes
Code Region
1
USA, Canada
VCD/SVCD
2
Japan, Europe, Middle East, South Af‐
rica
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3
Southeast Asia
3. Select a CD with video content.
4
Australia, Central and South America,
New Zealand
5
Northwest Asia, North Africa
Video menu
6
China
0
All regions
To open the video menu: turn the controller dur‐
ing playback.
2. "CD/DVD"
4.
"Select track"
Driving tips
Controls
Only DVDs with the code of the home region can
be played back; also refer to the information on
the DVD.
Navigation
5. Select the desired track.
Symbol
Playback
Function
Open the DVD menu.
The video image is displayed on the front Con‐
trol Display up to a speed of approx. 2 mph/3 km/
h; in some countries, it is only displayed if the
parking brake is set or if the automatic trans‐
mission is in position P.
Start playback.
Pause
Stop
DVD video
Next chapter
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Previous chapter
2. "CD/DVD"
Fast forward
Communication Entertainment
Press the controller when "Back" is displayed.
In fast forward/reverse: the speed increases ev‐
ery time the controller is pressed. To stop, start
playback.
Mobility
Reverse
1. If necessary, turn the controller to open the
video menu.
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DVD menu
CD/multimedia
2.
"DVD menu"
The DVD menu is displayed. The display de‐
pends on the contents of the DVD.
3. "Subtitles"
4. Select the desired language or "Do not
display subtitles".
3. To select menu items: move the controller
and press it.
To change to the video menu: turn the controller
and press it.
DVD/VCD settings
For some DVDs, settings can only be made via
the DVD menu; refer also to the information on
the DVD.
Selecting the language*
Setting the brightness, contrast and color
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
2. Open "Options".
1. Turn the controller during playback.
3. "Display settings"
2. Open "Options".
4. "Brightness", "Contrast" or "Color"
1. Turn the controller during playback.
3. "Audio/language"
4. Select the desired language.
Selecting the subtitles*
The subtitles that are available depend on the
DVD.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
5. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Selecting the zoom
Display the video image on the entire screen.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
2. Open "Options".
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4. "Zoom mode"
DVD changer*
Selecting a track
Press the button.
DVD video:
The cover opens automatically.
1. Turn the controller when the DVD menu is
displayed.
To close: press the cover closed.
2. Open "Options".
Controls and displays
Driving tips
Controls
Above the glove compartment
At a glance
3. "Additional options"
4. "Select title"
5. Select the desired track.
VCD/SVCD:
"Select track"
The availability of a different camera angle de‐
pends on the DVD and the current DVD track.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Additional options"
4. "Viewing angle"
1
Empty DVD compartments
2
LED on DVD slot
3
Buttons for DVD compartments
4
DVD slot
5
Fill DVD compartments
5. Select the desired camera angle.
Filling the DVD compartments
individually
Opening the main menu, back
1.
These functions are not contained on every
DVD. Therefore, they may not be available for
use.
Press the button.
The LED on the first empty compartment
flashes.
2. Select another compartment if necessary.
3. Wait for the LEDs on the DVD slot to flash.
Mobility
Selecting the camera angle*
4. Insert a single CD or DVD in the middle.
The CD/DVD is drawn in automatically and
placed into the selected compartment.
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1.
2. Select the desired track.
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
3. "Additional options"
CD/multimedia
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the DVD changer could be damaged.
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
Filling all empty DVD compartments
1.
Hold the button down.
The LEDs on the empty CD compartments
flash.
2. Wait for the LEDs on the DVD slot to begin
flashing and then insert each CD or DVD into
the center of the slot.
The CDs/DVDs are drawn in automatically
and placed into the vacant compartments.
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the DVD changer could be damaged.
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
After they are inserted, it may take several mi‐
nutes for the CDs/DVDs to be read in.
Removing a single CD/DVD
1.
Press the button.
2. Select the DVD compartment.
The CD/DVD is partially ejected.
To eliminate the malfunction:
1. Press one of the buttons:
▷
▷
The CD/DVD last inserted is ejected.
2. Remove the CD/DVD.
The DVD changer is functional again after the
LEDs stop flashing rapidly.
Audio playback*
The audio track of a DVD can be played back
even if video playback is not possible in the ve‐
hicle.
Only the main film without the previews or extras
can be played back.
Starting playback
A DVD is located in the DVD changer.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
Selecting a chapter using the button
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired chapter is played.
Selecting a chapter using iDrive
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
3. Remove the CD/DVD.
4. Select the desired chapter.
Removing all CDs/DVDs
Fast forward/reverse
1.
Hold the button down.
2. Remove the CDs/DVDs.
Malfunctions
If all LEDs on the DVD changer are flashing rap‐
idly, a malfunction has occurred.
Press and hold the button.
Selecting the language*
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
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Humidity
2. "CD/DVD"
High levels of humidity can lead to condensation
on the CD/DVD or the laser's scan lens, and
temporarily prevent playback.
Do not remove the cover
BMW CD/DVD players and changers are
officially designated Class 1 laser products. Do
not operate if the cover is damaged; otherwise,
severe eye damage may occur.◀
CDs and DVDs
Home-recorded CDs/DVDs
▷ Possible reasons for malfunctions with
home-recorded CDs/DVDs are inconsistent
data creation or recording processes, or
poor quality or old age of the blank CD/DVD.
▷ Only label CDs/DVDs on the upper side with
a pen intended for this purpose.
Use of CDs/DVDs
Damage
▷ Do not use self-recorded CDs/DVDs
with labels applied, as these can be‐
come detached during playback due
to heat buildup and can cause irrepar‐
able damage to the device.
▷ Avoid fingerprints, dust, scratches and
moisture.
▷ Only use round CDs/DVDs with a standard
diameter of 4.7 in/12 cm and do not play
CDs/DVDs with an adapter, e.g., single CDs;
otherwise, the CDs or the adapter may jam
and no longer eject.
▷ Do not use combined CDs/DVDs, e.g., DVD
Plus, as the CDs/DVDs can jam and will no
longer eject.◀
General malfunctions
▷ CD/DVD changers and players have been
optimized for performance in vehicles. In
some instances they may be more sensitive
to faulty CDs/DVDs than stationary devices
would be.
▷ If a CD/DVD cannot be played, first check
whether it has been inserted correctly.
Controls
CD/DVD player and changer
If malfunctions occur only with particular CDs/
DVDs, this can be due to one of the following
causes:
▷ Store CDs/DVDs in a sleeve.
▷ Do not subject CDs/DVDs to temperatures
over 122 ℉/50 ℃, high humidity or direct
sunlight.
CDs/DVDs with copy protection
CDs/DVDs are often provided with a copy pro‐
tection feature by the manufacturer. This can
mean that some CDs/DVDs cannot be played or
can only be played to a limited extent.
MACROVISION
This product contains copyrighted technology
that is based on multiple registered US patents
and the intellectual property of the Macrovision
Corporation and other manufacturers. The use
of this copy protection must be approved by
Macrovision. Media protected by this product unless otherwise agreed with Macrovision - may
only be used for private purposes. Copying of
this technology is prohibited.
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Driving tips
Notes
Navigation
6. Select the desired language.
Malfunctions involving individual CDs/
DVDs
Communication Entertainment
5. "Audio/language"
Mobility
4. Open "Options".
Reference
3. Select the desired DVD.
At a glance
1. "CD/Multimedia"
CD/multimedia
DTS Digital Surround™
Manufactured under license under U.S.
Patent Numbers: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 &
and other patents granted and registered in the
USA and worldwide. DTS and the logo are reg‐
istered trademarks & DTS Digital Surround and
the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS Inc. ©
DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
This product and service may practice one or
more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459,
#6,330,593, and other patents issued or pend‐
ing. Some services supplied under license from
Open Globe, Inc. for U.S. Patent: #6,304,523.
Storing from a CD/DVD
1. Insert a CD or DVD into the CD/DVD player.
Music collection*
2. "CD/Multimedia"
3. "CD/DVD"
4.
Storing music
Select the symbol for the CD/DVD player.
5. "Store in vehicle"
General information
Music tracks from CDs/DVDs and USB devices
can be stored in the music collection on a hard
disc in the vehicle and played from there.
▷ Audio CD: tracks are converted into a com‐
pressed audio format. If available, informa‐
tion on the album, such as the artist, is
stored as well.
▷ CD/DVD or USB device with compressed
audio files: the entire content of the CD/DVD
or the USB device is stored in the vehicle as
an album. The WMA, MP3, M4A*, and
AAC* formats are stored. Individual tracks
and directories can be deleted later, Delet‐
ing a track and directory, refer to page 189.
Tracks with DRM copy protection can be
stored but cannot be played back.
Backing up music data
Regularly back up the music data; other‐
wise, it could be lost if there is a fault on the hard
disk.◀
Music recognition technology and re‐
lated data are provided by Gracenote®.
Gracenote is the industry standard in music rec‐
ognition technology and related content deliv‐
ery. For more information, please visit
www.gracenote.com.
The music collection is displayed and the first
track of the CD/DVD is played back. During the
storage process, the tracks are played in se‐
quence.
Observe the following during the storage proc‐
ess:
Do not switch to the CD/DVD player and do not
remove the CD/DVD from the CD/DVD player as
this will interrupt the storage process. You can
switch to the other audio sources without inter‐
rupting the storage process. Tracks from the
current CD/DVD that have already been stored
can be called up.
Interrupting storage
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2009 Gracenote. Gracenote
Software, copyright © 2000-2009 Gracenote.
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1. Connect the USB device to the USB inter‐
face in the glove compartment, refer to
page 138.
2. "CD/Multimedia"
At a glance
3. "Storing..."
3. "Music collection"
5. "Music data import/export"
6. "Import music (USB)"
4. "Cancel storing"
Driving tips
The storage process is interrupted and can be
continued at any time.
Continuing the storage process
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
Playing music
Storage of the CD/DVD continues at the begin‐
ning of the track at which storage was inter‐
rupted.
Music search
Album information
During storage, information such as the name of
the artist is stored with the track, if this informa‐
tion is available in the vehicle database or on the
CD.
To update the database, contact your service
center.
All tracks for which additional information has
been stored can be accessed by the music
search. Tracks without additional information
can be called up via the corresponding album,
refer to page 188.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. "Music search"
Storing from a USB device
To store music, a suitable device must be con‐
nected to the USB interface in the glove com‐
partment.
Mobility
▷ Suitable devices: USB mass storage devi‐
ces, such as USB flash drives or MP3 players
with a USB interface.
▷ Unsuitable devices: USB hard drives, USB
hubs, USB memory card readers with mul‐
tiple inserts, Apple iPod/iPhone. Music from
the Apple iPod/iPhone can be played via the
USB audio interface in the center armrest.
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4. "Continue storing"
Navigation
Select the symbol for the CD/DVD player.
Reference
3.
Controls
4. Open "Options".
CD/multimedia
4. Select the desired category.
Current playback
The list of tracks that was generated last by the
music search, or the album that was selected
last.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. "Current playback"
5. Select the desired entry:
▷ Select "A-Z search", refer to page 24,
and input the desired entry.
▷ Select the desired entry from the list.
6. Select other categories if you wish.
The tracks found are listed in alphabetical
order.
Not all categories need to be selected. For
example, to search for all tracks by a certain
artist, call up that artist only. All of the tracks
by that artist are then displayed.
7. "Start play"
The list of tracks is repeated automatically.
Restarting the music search
"New search"
Top 50
The 50 most frequently played tracks.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. "Top 50"
4. Select the desired track, if necessary.
Albums
Music search using spoken instructions*
Instructions for the voice activation system, re‐
fer to page 25.
1.
4. Select the desired track, if necessary.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
All stored albums, listed in order of their storage
dates.
Symbol
Format
Audio CD
Compressed audio files
2. ›Music search‹
3. Open the desired category, e.g., ›Select
artist‹.
4. Say the desired entry in the list.
5. Select other categories if you wish.
To select a track directly: ›Title ...‹.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Select the desired album.
Depending on the album, the tracks or the
subdirectories of the album are displayed.
Say the voice command and the name of the
desired track in a single command.
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3. Highlight the desired album.
4. Open "Options".
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Random"
An album cannot be deleted while a track from
that album is being played.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Highlight the desired album.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete album"
Deleting a track and directory
A track cannot be deleted while it is being
played.
A directory cannot be deleted while a track from
that directory is being played.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Highlight the directory or track.
Managing music
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete folder" or "Delete track"
Albums
Renaming an album*
The name of the album, if available, is automat‐
ically entered when the album is stored. If the
name is not available, it can be changed later if
desired.
Navigation
All tracks of the selection are played back in ran‐
dom order.
Deleting an album
Communication Entertainment
Random playback
6. Select the letters individually.
Free memory capacity
Display the free memory capacity in the music
collection.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Mobility
To go up a level in the directory: move the
controller to the left.
2. "Music collection"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Open "Options".
2. "Music collection"
4. "Free memory"
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Reference
4. Change directories if needed to select
tracks.
Driving tips
Controls
5. "Rename album"
At a glance
The first track is played automatically, if pos‐
sible.
CD/multimedia
Music collection
4. "Music data import/export"
Backing up the music collection
The entire music collection can be stored on a
USB device. Make sure there is enough free
memory capacity on the USB device.
Depending on the number of tracks, backing up
the music collection may take several hours.
Therefore, it is best to perform the backup dur‐
ing a long trip.
1. Starting the engine.
2. Connect the USB device to the USB inter‐
face in the glove compartment.
3. "CD/Multimedia"
4. "Music collection"
5. "Restore music from USB"
Deleting the music collection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete music collection"
External devices
At a glance
Symbol
Meaning
5. Open "Options".
AUX-IN port
6. "Music data import/export"
USB audio interface*
Mobile phone audio interface*
Bluetooth audio*
Rear AUX-IN port* on the left
Rear AUX-IN port* on the right
AUX-IN port
7. "Backup music on USB"
At a glance
▷ For connecting audio devices, e.g., MP3
player. The sound is output on the vehicle
loudspeakers.
▷ Recommendation: use medium tone and
volume settings on the audio device. The
tone depends on the quality of the audio
files.
Storing the music collection in the vehicle
When storing from the USB device, the existing
music collection in the vehicle is replaced.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
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Connectors for external devices
The AUX-IN port is in the center armrest.
Connect the headphones or line-out connector
of the device to the jack plug.
Playback
1. Connect the audio device, switch it on and
select a track on the audio device.
2. "CD/Multimedia"
3. If necessary "External devices".
4.
"AUX front"
▷ Connection via USB audio interface: Apple
iPod/iPhone, USB devices, e.g., MP3 play‐
ers, USB flash drives, or mobile phones that
are supported by the USB audio interface.
▷ Connection via snap-in adapter when equip‐
ped with extended connectivity of the music
player in the mobile phone: Apple iPhone or
mobile phones.
Due to the large number of different audio devi‐
ces available on the market, it cannot be ensured
that every audio device/mobile phone is opera‐
ble on the vehicle.
Ask your service center about suitable audio de‐
vices/mobile phones.
Volume
The volume of the sound output is dependent
on the audio device. If this volume differs mark‐
edly from the volume of the other audio sources,
it is advisable to adjust the volumes.
Audio files
Standard audio files can be played back:
▷ MP3.
Adjusting the volume
▷ WMA.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
▷ WAV (PCM).
2. If necessary "External devices".
▷ AAC*, M4A*.
3.
▷ Playback lists: M3U, WPL, PLS.
"AUX front"
4. "Volume"
5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is set and press the controller.
The USB audio interface is in the center armrest.
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At a glance
Reference
Mobility
Connection of Apple iPod/iPhone via
USB audio interface
Controls
It is possible to connect external audio devices.
They can be operated via iDrive. The sound is
output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
Driving tips
At a glance
Navigation
USB audio interface*/mobile phone
audio interface*
Communication Entertainment
Connecting
CD/multimedia
Connect using a flexible adapter cable.
Copy protection
Connect the Apple iPod/iPhone
to the USB interface.
Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights Man‐
agement (DRM) cannot be played.
The Apple iPod/iPhone menu
structure is supported by the
USB audio interface.
Playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
Connection of a USB device via the
USB audio interface
The USB audio interface is in the center armrest.
Connect using a flexible adapter cable to protect
the USB audio interface and the USB device
against physical damage.
Connect the USB device to the
USB interface.
3. Select the
or
symbol.
The playback starts with the first track.
On the split screen*, the CD cover for the music
track might be displayed after a few seconds.
Track search
Selection is possible via:
▷ Playback lists.
▷ Information: type of music, artist, and, if
available, composer, album, track.
After connecting for the first time
▷ In addition, for USB devices: file directory
and, if available, composer.
Information on all music tracks, e.g. artist or type
of music, as well as playback lists are transmit‐
ted into the vehicle. This may take some time,
depending on the USB device and the number
of tracks.
Tracks are displayed if they have been saved in
the Latin alphabet.
During transmission, the tracks can be called up
via the file directory.
2. "External devices"
Number of tracks
4.
Information from up to four USB devices or for
approx. 36,000 tracks can be stored in the ve‐
hicle. If a fifth device is connected or if more than
36,000 tracks are stored, information on exist‐
ing music tracks may be deleted.
Starting the track search
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Select the
or
symbol.
"Search"
5. Select the desired category, e.g., "Genre" or
"Artist".
All entries are displayed in a list.
▷ Open "A-Z search" and input the de‐
sired entry. When a letter is entered, the
results are filtered using this letter as the
first letter. If multiple letters are entered,
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Video playback*
At a glance
Not all categories need to be selected. For
example, if all of the tracks by a certain artist
are to be displayed, call up that artist only.
All of the tracks by that artist are then dis‐
played.
7. "Start play"
Playback
The video image is displayed on the front Con‐
trol Display up to a speed of approx. 2 mph/3 km/
h; in some countries, it is only displayed if the
parking brake is set or if the automatic trans‐
mission is in position P.
Restarting a track search
1. "CD/Multimedia"
"New search"
2. "External devices"
Playback lists
Calling up playback lists.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Select the
or
Select the symbol.
"Video"
5. Select the directory if necessary.
To change to a higher level directory: move
the controller to the left.
2. "External devices"
4.
3.
4.
symbol.
"Playlists"
6. Select the desired video file to begin play‐
back.
Video menu
Current playback
List of tracks currently being played.
Symbol Function
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Next video file
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
4.
or
Double-click on an icon to play back
previous video file.
"Current playback"
Random playback
The current list of tracks is played back in ran‐
dom order.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
At a glance
Previous video file
symbol.
Notes
Do not expose the audio device to extreme en‐
vironmental conditions, such as very high tem‐
peratures; refer to the audio device operating
instructions.
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6. Select other categories if you wish.
Video playback via snap-in adapter possible.
They can be operated via iDrive. The sound is
output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
Controls
Press and hold the button.
Driving tips
Fast forward/reverse
Navigation
4. "Random"
▷ Select the desired entry from the list.
Communication Entertainment
3. Open "Options".
Reference
all results that contain that sequence are
displayed.
CD/multimedia
Depending on the configuration of the audio
files, e.g., bit rates greater than 256 kbit/s, the
files may not play back correctly in each case.
Information on connection
▷ The connected audio device is supplied with
a max. power of 500 mA if supported by the
device. Therefore, do not additionally con‐
nect the device to a socket in the vehicle;
otherwise, playback may be compromised.
▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB audio interface.
confirmation or visibility; refer to the device
operating instructions.
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits is defined as the Bluetooth pass‐
key. It is only required once for pairing.
Pairing and connecting
Pairing a device
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the device while the vehicle is stationary.◀
1. "CD/Multimedia"
▷ Do not connect USB hard drives.
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
▷ Do not use the USB audio interface to re‐
charge external devices.
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
Bluetooth audio*
4. "Add new phone"
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
At a glance
▷ Music files on external devices such as audio
devices or mobile phones can be played
back via Bluetooth.
Use of a mobile phone as an audio source,
refer to page 213.
▷ The sound is output on the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
▷ The volume of the sound output is depend‐
ent on the device. If necessary, adjust the
volume on the device.
▷ Up to four external devices can be paired
with the vehicle.
Requirements
▷ The device is suitable. Information under
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.
▷ The device is ready for operation.
5. Perform additional steps on the device, refer
to the device operating instructions: for in‐
stance, search for or connect the Bluetooth
device or a new device.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the device display.
6. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the device display.
Prompt via iDrive or the device to enter the
same Bluetooth passkey.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
▷ Bluetooth is activated on the vehicle, refer to
page 213, and on the device.
▷ Bluetooth presettings must be made on the
device, such as for a connection without
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4. Select the desired device from the list of
paired devices.
5. Open "Options".
6. "Configure phone"
At a glance
7. Enter the passkey and confirm.
7. "Audio"
Controls
8. "OK"
Connecting the device
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Select the desired device from the list of
paired devices.
If pairing was successful, the device is displayed
as connected.
White symbol
source.
White symbol
source.
Playback
: the device is active as an audio
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 196.
: the device is active as an audio
General information
A device that has already been paired can be
connected as an active audio source.
▷ Operation can takes place on the device or
iDrive.
Connecting is not possible when data is ex‐
changed via a mobile phone connected via Blue‐
tooth.
▷ Playback is interrupted when data is ex‐
changed via a mobile phone connected via
Bluetooth.
Requirements
Starting playback
If necessary, activate the audio connection of
the desired device from the list of paired devi‐
ces.
1. Connect the device.
Mobility
Connecting a specific device
▷ The display of music track information de‐
pends on the device.
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
9. "OK"
Driving tips
8. Select the desired functions with which the
device is to be connected, for instance
"Audio".
2. "CD/Multimedia"
3. "External devices"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
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Reference
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
CD/multimedia
4.
Select the symbol.
Unpairing a device
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Highlight the device that is to be unpaired.
5. Open "Options".
6. "Remove phone from list"
What to do if...
5. Select the desired track from the list, if nec‐
essary.
Information on suitable devices can be found at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.
Suitable mobile phones, refer to page 212.
Playback menu*
Depending on the particular device, some of the
functions may not be available.
Symbol Function
The device is not supported by the vehicle.
▷ Perform a software update*, refer to
page 197, if needed.
The device could not be paired or connected.
Next track
Fast forward: press and hold the
symbol.
Previous music track
Reverse: press and hold the symbol.
Disconnecting the audio connection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. Highlight the desired device.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Configure phone"
▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the device
and the vehicle match? Enter the same
passkey on the device and via iDrive.
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the device or vehicle? Delete connections
with other devices if necessary.
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone in the snapin adapter or via the charging cable.
▷ Depending on the mobile phone, it is possi‐
ble that only one device can be connected
to the vehicle. Unpair the connected device
from the vehicle and pair and connect only
one device.
▷ The device no longer reacts? Switch the de‐
vice off and on again.
▷ Repeat the pairing procedure.
Music cannot be played back.
▷ Start the program for playing back music
data on the device and select a track on the
device if necessary.
6. "Audio"
7. "OK"
▷ Switch the radio off and on again.
Music files can only be played back softly.
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▷ Switch the radio off and on again.
3. "Settings"
Playback is not possible if the mobile phone is
connected both via Bluetooth Audio and via the
extended connectivity of the music player in the
mobile phone*.
4. "Software update"
Controls
Playback is interrupted by a telephone call or
traffic bulletin and is not resumed automatically.
2. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB in‐
terface of the USB audio interface in the
center armrest. An update via the USB in‐
terface in the glove compartment is not pos‐
sible.
Driving tips
5. "Update software"
▷ Disconnect one of the two connections; for
example, disconnect the audio connection,
refer to page 196, and restart playback.
Software Update*
6. If necessary. "USB".
The vehicle supports various external devices
depending on the current software version. With
a software update, the vehicle can support new
cell phones* or new external devices*.
7. "Start update"
The updating of the software is done via:
▷ USB*.
Updates and related current information is
available at www.bmw.com/update.
▷ TeleService*.
Existing software can be updated directly via
the vehicle.
Displaying the current version
The currently installed software is displayed.
Navigation
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
8. "OK"
All listed software updates are installed.
Updating software via TeleService*
The software may only be updated when the ve‐
hicle is stationary.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. "Settings"
3. "Software update"
4. "Update software"
5. If necessary "TeleService".
6. If necessary, "Start update".
1. "Settings"
7. "Start update"
2. "Software update"
8. "OK"
3. "Show current version"
All listed software updates are installed.
SelectDesired version* to displayAdditional in‐
formation*.
To interrupt updating: "Cancel".
Updating software via USB*
The software may only be updated when the ve‐
hicle is stationary.
Restoring the previous version
If it should become necessary, the software ver‐
sion prior to the last software update can be re‐
stored.
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▷ Switch off the button tones and other signal
tones on the device.
At a glance
1. Store the file for the software-update in the
main director of a USB flash drive.
Mobility
Playback is disturbed when buttons are pressed
or by other messages on the device.
Reference
▷ Adjust the volume settings on the device.
CD/multimedia
The previous version may only be restored when
the vehicle is stationary.
Menu navigation
Press the button Function
1. "Settings"
2. "Software update"
3. "Restore previous version"
4. "OK" Double-click.
All listed software updates are removed.
Note
While the software is being updated or a previ‐
ous version is being restoredBMW Assist*, Of‐
fice functions* and the connected devices are
temporarily unavailable. Wait several minutes
for the functions to become available again.
Rear audio remote control*
The concept
The rear audio remote control can be used to
control the following audio functions in the front:
▷ "Radio"
▷ "CD/Multimedia"
The unit is operated in the same manner as the
corresponding buttons on the CD/DVD* player.
Turn the wheel: adjusts the
volume.
Press the center knob:
switches the sound on/off.
Changes the entertainment
source.
Changes the station, track
or chapter.
Press and hold the button:
fast forward/reverse.
The transmission time of the remote control is
limited by law. To execute a function again,
press or turn the required button again.
Replacing the batteries
No rechargeable batteries
Do not use rechargeable batteries, as
damage may result from the substances in the
batteries.◀
In the center armrest in the rear
1. Remove the cover. Press on the cover, ar‐
row 1, and push forward, arrow 2.
Storage is possible in a vertical or horizontal po‐
sition in the center armrest.
2. Insert batteries of the same type.
3. Close the cover.
Take the used battery to a recycling cen‐
ter or to your service center.
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Controls
Rear entertainment and screens are switched
on/off.
At a glance
Rear entertainment*
Controls
After switching off the ignition, the system must
be switched on again.
Screens
Danger of burns when screen is folded out
Screen, right
3
Center armrest, remote control
4
CD/DVD player
Do not reach behind the screen; other‐
wise, there is the danger of getting burned. The
back of the screen can become very hot.◀
Navigation
2
Rear CD/DVD player
▷ To fold out: pull at the bottom edge.
▷ To fold in: press against the bottom edge.
Notes
1
CD/DVD slot
2
Eject CD/DVD
3
On/off, right
4
Headphone connection, right
5
RCA sockets
6
Headphone connection, left
7
On/off, left
▷ Do not cover lower screen edge, since this
is where the sensors and the infrared inter‐
face are installed.
▷ When loading the rear seats and adjusting
the backrest of the front seat, fold in the
screens.
Communication Entertainment
Screen, left
Mobility
▷ When cleaning the screen, follow the care
instructions, refer to page 273.
Switching the system on/off
Press the left or right side of the button
on the CD/DVD player in the rear for the
respective page.
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Reference
1
Driving tips
Adjusting
Rear entertainment
Remote control
In the center armrest in the rear
The transmission time of the remote control is
limited by law. To execute a function again,
press or turn the required button again.
Replacing the batteries
No rechargeable batteries
Do not use rechargeable batteries, as
damage may result from the substances in the
batteries.◀
Storage is possible in a vertical or horizontal po‐
sition in the center armrest.
Menu navigation
Press the but‐
ton
Function
Operating concept as for the
front controller.
Turn the wheel: highlight a
menu item.
1. Remove the cover. Press on the cover, ar‐
row 1, and push forward, arrow 2.
2. Insert batteries of the same type.
3. Close the cover.
Take the used battery to a recycling cen‐
ter or to your service center.
Press the center knob: con‐
firm the selection.
Pressing arrow keys corre‐
sponds to moving controller:
switching between panels.
Open the main menu.
Displays the previous menu.
Controls
Almost all functions can be operated in the same
manner as they are in the front. Special features
of operating the system in the rear are described
here.
Opens the "Options" menu.
Audio/video playback
Changes the station, track or
chapter.
Audio
Press and hold the button:
fast forward/reverse.
Adjusts the volume.
Audio can be played back via rear entertainment
from any source in the vehicle.
Operation is the same as for the front audio play‐
back, refer to page 179.
Video
Switches the volume adjust‐
ment to the left/right.
Video can be played back in the rear from the
following sources:
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Adjusting
▷ Rear CD/DVD player.
The following settings are available:
▷ External device in rear.
▷ "Rear displays"
If a video image is being played back in the rear,
the rear CD/DVD player cannot be selected in
the front.
▷ "Language/Units": language can be set
globally for all screens.
At a glance
▷ DVD changer*.
Radio
The split screen is not available and there is no
Integrated Owner's Manual.
When the same radio source is selected in the
front and rear (e.g., FM/AM), the same radio sta‐
tion is played.
Operation is the same as for the front menu op‐
tions, refer to page 21.
Operation is the same as for the front radio, refer
to page 172.
Enabling
CD/multimedia
Enabling operation in the rear
Driving tips
Options menu
Controls
▷ "Tone"
Operation is the same as for the front video play‐
back, refer to page 181.
3. Select the desired priority.
Operation is the same as for the front CD/DVD,
refer to page 179.
Notes on CDs/DVDs, refer to page 185.
Music collection*
Music can only be stored and data can only be
exported and imported via the front CD/DVD
player or the USB interface in the glove com‐
partment.
When music collections are selected in the front
and rear, they are played back separately.
Operation is the same as for the front music col‐
lection, refer to page 186.
Tone
Only treble and bass can be set in the rear. The
settings are made separately for the left and
right headphones.
Operation is the same as for the front tone, refer
to page 170.
Priority options
The driver has priority
▷ The source selected via iDrive in the front is
output on the vehicle loudspeakers and can
be selected but not operated from the rear.
Other audio or video sources can be oper‐
ated.
▷ Sound can only be output in the rear via
headphones.
▷ The source that is to be displayed in the rear
can be set via the iDrive in the front.
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2. "Allow rear control"
Mobility
1. "Settings"
Reference
When the same audio source (front CD/DVD
player, rear CD/DVD player, DVD changer) is se‐
lected in the front and rear, the same material is
played.
Navigation
Only possible via the iDrive in the front.
CD/DVD
Rear entertainment
To set the source in the rear via the iDrive in the
front:
1. "CD/Multimedia" or"Radio"
Headphones, vehicle
loudspeakers
2. Open "Options".
Connecting the headphones
3. "Select rear source"
Normal headphones
4. Select the desired audio or video source.
Same priority
▷ All audio and video sources can be operated
via the iDrive in the front and rear.
▷ Sound is output in the rear via headphones:
the source selected via the iDrive in the front
is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ Sound is output via loudspeakers: the
source selected last via the iDrive in the front
or rear is output via the vehicle loudspeak‐
ers.
The rear has priority
▷ When the source selected in the rear is
played on headphones, it can be selected
but not operated via iDrive in the front. Other
audio or video sources can be operated.
▷ Sound is output in the rear via headphones:
the source selected via the iDrive in the front
is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ Sound is output via loudspeakers: the
source selected in the rear is output on the
vehicle loudspeakers. Audio or video sour‐
ces cannot be selected via the iDrive in the
front.
Connect via the jack 1/8"/3.5 mm, refer to
page 199, on the rear CD/DVD player.
Infrared headphones
Connection via the infrared interface on the
lower edge of the screen.
Fitting infrared headphones and information on
which headphones are supported can be ob‐
tained from your service center.
When using infrared headphones, ensure that
the connection between the headphones and
the infrared interface is not disrupted:
▷ Do not place an obstacle between the inter‐
face and headphones.
▷ Do not cover the interface.
▷ Do not scratch the interface.
Fold up display screens for interference-free re‐
ception.
Unfavorable light conditions such as bright am‐
bient light can impair reception.
Sound output on the headphones or
vehicle loudspeakers
Operation is only possible in the rear.
1. Open "Options".
Switching off the rear DVD
2. "Headphones" or "Loudspeakers"
▷ Rear entertainment is switched off.
With the following setting, sound output in the
rear is not possible via the vehicle speakers:
"Driver control".
▷ To switch rear entertainment back on: select
a different priority via the iDrive in the front
and switch on the system, refer to
page 199.
External devices
General information
External audio and video devices and digital
cameras can be connected to cinch sockets, re‐
fer to page 199, on the CD/DVD player. Opera‐
tion takes place on the external device.
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1. Fold down the cover in front of the cinch
sockets on the CD/DVD player.
2. Connect the external device to the RCA
sockets.
▷ Video: yellow socket.
▷ Audio: white and red socket.
Starting playback
symbol.
Volume
▷ Replace remote control batteries.
Radio stations or TV channels are grayed out
and cannot be selected.
▷ Function is limited due to the selected pri‐
ority. Change priority.
The DVD does not play.
▷ Playback does not begin automatically.
Start DVD manually, refer to page 181.
▷ Sound in the rear is output via the head‐
phones. Change priority if necessary and
output sound via vehicle speakers.
Communication Entertainment
The volume of the sound output is dependent
on the audio device. If this volume differs mark‐
edly from the volume of the other audio sources,
it is advisable to adjust the volumes.
Adjusting the volume
The volume can only be adjusted if no external
video device is connected.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
or
At a glance
There are no options available on the screen.
Navigation
2. "External devices"
or
▷ Switch on the system.
The volume of the rear vehicle speakers cannot
be adjusted.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Select the
Only a black screen is visible.
Controls
Connecting an external device
What to do if...
Driving tips
Due to the large number of different audio and
video devices available on the market, it cannot
be ensured that every audio and video device
will be displayed correctly on the screen.
symbol.
Mobility
4. "Volume"
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5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is set and press the controller.
Professional rear entertainment
Professional rear entertainment*
Controls
Rear entertainment and screens are switched
on/off.
After switching off the ignition, the system must
be switched on again.
Screens
Adjusting
Danger of burns when screen is folded out
1
Screen, left
2
Screen, right
3
Controller with buttons
4
CD/DVD player
Do not reach behind the screen; other‐
wise, there is the danger of getting burned. The
back of the screen can become very hot.◀
Rear CD/DVD player
▷ To fold out: pull at the bottom edge.
▷ To fold in: press against the bottom edge.
Notes
1
CD/DVD slot
2
Eject CD/DVD
3
On/off, right
4
Headphone connection, right
5
RCA sockets
6
Headphone connection, left
7
On/off, left
▷ Do not cover lower screen edge, since this
is where the sensors and the infrared inter‐
face are installed.
▷ When loading the rear seats and adjusting
the backrest of the front seat, fold in the
screens.
▷ When cleaning the screen, follow the care
instructions, refer to page 273.
Switching the system on/off
Press the left or right side of the button
on the CD/DVD player in the rear for the
respective page.
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When the same radio source is selected in the
front and rear (e.g., FM/AM), the same radio sta‐
tion is played.
Operation is the same as for the front radio, refer
to page 172.
Operation is the same as for the front CD/DVD,
refer to page 179.
Notes on CDs/DVDs, refer to page 185.
Controls
Music collection*
Almost all functions can be operated in the same
manner as they are in the front. Special features
of operating the system in the rear are described
here.
Music can only be stored and data can only be
exported and imported via the front CD/DVD
player or the USB interface in the glove com‐
partment.
Audio/video playback
When music collections are selected in the front
and rear, they are played back separately.
Audio
Operation is the same as for the front music col‐
lection, refer to page 186.
Audio can be played back via rear entertainment
from any source in the vehicle.
Operation is the same as for the front audio play‐
back, refer to page 179.
Video
Video can be played back in the rear from the
following sources:
Tone
Only treble and bass can be set in the rear for
headphones. The settings are made separately
for the left and right headphones.
Operation is the same as for the front tone, refer
to page 170.
▷ DVD changer*.
Navigation*
▷ Rear CD/DVD player.
Route planning can be performed separately on
the left and right sides in the rear. Destination
guidance can only be started from the front.
▷ External device in rear.
If a video image is being played back in the rear,
the rear CD/DVD player cannot be selected in
the front.
Driving tips
A green LED indicates which screen is active
and can be operated via the iDrive in the rear.
When the same audio source (front CD/DVD
player, rear CD/DVD player, DVD changer) is se‐
lected in the front and rear, the same material is
played.
Navigation
▷ To activate the controller and switch be‐
tween the screens: press the buttons, ar‐
rows 2.
CD/DVD
Communication Entertainment
▷ To adjust the volume: turn, arrows 1.
CD/multimedia
Mobility
Operation is the same as for the iDrive in the
front, refer to page 19.
At a glance
Radio
Controls
Operation is the same as for the front video play‐
back, refer to page 181.
Operation is the same as for the front navigation,
refer to page 152.
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iDrive in the rear
Professional rear entertainment
Suggesting a destination
3. Select the desired priority.
A destination or trip can be sent to the front as
a suggestion. The suggestion can be adopted,
stored, or declined in the front. This function is
not available with the following setting: "Driver
control".
1. Enter the destination.
2. "Suggest destination"
Contacts
Operation is the same as for the front contacts.
Priority options
BMW Assist
The driver has priority
Operation is the same as for BMW Assist in the
front, refer to page 234.
▷ The source selected via iDrive in the front is
output on the vehicle loudspeakers and can
be selected but not operated from the rear.
Other audio or video sources can be oper‐
ated.
Adjusting
The following settings are available:
▷ "Rear display"
▷ "Language/Units": language can be set
globally for all screens.
▷ "Tone"
▷ Sound can only be output in the rear via
headphones.
▷ The source that is to be displayed in the rear
can be set via the iDrive in the front.
▷ "Climate"
To set the source in the rear via the iDrive in the
front:
Vehicle information
1. "CD/Multimedia" or"Radio"
Computer content can be displayed. Operation
is only possible in the front.
2. Open "Options".
Options menu
4. Select the desired audio or video source.
The split screen is not available and there is no
Integrated Owner's Manual.
Same priority
Operation is the same as for the front menu op‐
tions, refer to page 21.
Enabling
Enabling operation in the rear
Only possible via the iDrive in the front.
3. "Select rear source"
▷ All audio and video sources can be operated
via the iDrive in the front and rear.
▷ Sound is output in the rear via headphones:
the source selected via the iDrive in the front
is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ Sound is output via loudspeakers: the
source selected last via the iDrive in the front
or rear is output via the vehicle loudspeak‐
ers.
1. "Settings"
2. "Allow rear control"
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Sound output on the headphones or
vehicle loudspeakers
▷ Sound is output via loudspeakers: the
source selected in the rear is output on the
vehicle loudspeakers. Audio or video sour‐
ces cannot be selected via the iDrive in the
front.
1. Open "Options".
Operation is only possible in the rear.
2. "Headphones" or "Loudspeakers"
With the following setting, sound output in the
rear is not possible via the vehicle speakers:
"Driver control".
Switching off the rear DVD
Headphones, vehicle
loudspeakers
Connecting the headphones
Normal headphones
Connect via the jack 1/8"/3.5 mm, refer to
page 204, on the rear CD/DVD player.
Infrared headphones
Connection via the infrared interface on the
lower edge of the screen.
Fitting infrared headphones and information on
which headphones are supported can be ob‐
tained from your service center.
When using infrared headphones, ensure that
the connection between the headphones and
the infrared interface is not disrupted:
▷ Do not place an obstacle between the inter‐
face and headphones.
▷ Do not cover the interface.
▷ Do not scratch the interface.
External devices
At a glance
General information
External audio and video devices and digital
cameras can be connected to cinch sockets, re‐
fer to page 204, on the CD/DVD player. Opera‐
tion takes place on the external device.
Due to the large number of different audio and
video devices available on the market, it cannot
be ensured that every audio and video device
will be displayed correctly on the screen.
Connecting an external device
1. Fold down the cover in front of the cinch
sockets on the CD/DVD player.
2. Connect the external device to the RCA
sockets.
▷ Video: yellow socket.
▷ Audio: white and red socket.
Navigation
▷ To switch rear entertainment back on: select
a different priority via the iDrive in the front
and switch on the system, refer to
page 204.
Communication Entertainment
▷ Rear entertainment is switched off.
Controls
▷ Sound is output in the rear via headphones:
the source selected via the iDrive in the front
is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
Driving tips
Unfavorable light conditions such as bright am‐
bient light can impair reception.
Starting playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
or
symbol.
Volume
The volume of the sound output is dependent
on the audio device. If this volume differs mark‐
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Mobility
▷ When the source selected in the rear is
played on headphones, it can be selected
but not operated via iDrive in the front. Other
audio or video sources can be operated.
Fold up display screens for interference-free re‐
ception.
Reference
The rear has priority
Professional rear entertainment
edly from the volume of the other audio sources,
it is advisable to adjust the volumes.
Adjusting the volume
The volume can only be adjusted if no external
video device is connected.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
or
symbol.
4. "Volume"
5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is set and press the controller.
What to do if...
Only a black screen is visible.
▷ Switch on the system.
There are no options available on the screen.
▷ Switch over between the display screens.
Radio stations or TV channels are grayed out
and cannot be selected.
▷ Function is limited due to the selected pri‐
ority. Change priority.
The DVD does not play.
▷ Playback does not begin automatically.
Start DVD manually, refer to page 181.
The volume of the rear vehicle speakers cannot
be adjusted.
▷ Sound in the rear is output via the head‐
phones. Change priority if necessary and
output sound via vehicle speakers.
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Mobility
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
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All of the options available to you for mobile
communication with family, friends, business
partners, and service providers are described in
this chapter.
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Telephone
Telephone*
At a glance
age can be obtained at www.bmwusa.com/blue‐
tooth.
The concept
Mobile phones or other external devices such as
audio players can be connected to the vehicle
via Bluetooth.
After these devices are paired once, they are
recognized automatically when the ignition is
switched on as soon as they are inside the ve‐
hicle and can be operated via iDrive, the buttons
on the steering wheel, and via voice activation*.
Depending on their functionality, external devi‐
ces can be used via the vehicle as a telephone
or as an audio source.
The telephone functions are described in the
following. Operating the audio functions, refer to
page 194.
Up to four external devices can be paired.
Certain functions may need to be enabled by the
mobile phone provider or service provider.
Using the mobile phone while driving
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Do not hold the mobile phone
in your hand while you are driving; use the
hands-free system instead. If you do not ob‐
serve this precaution, you can endanger the ve‐
hicle occupants and other road users.◀
Snap-in adapter*
Displaying the vehicle identification
number and software part number
The vehicle identification number and software
part number are needed to determine which mo‐
bile phones are supported by the mobile phone
preparation package. The software version of
the mobile phone may also be required.
1. "Telephone"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Bluetooth® info"
4. "Display system information"
These approved mobile phones with a certain
software version, support the vehicle functions
described below.
Malfunctions may occur with other mobile
phones or software versions.
Do not operate a mobile phone that is connected
to the vehicle on the mobile phone keypad, as
this may lead to a malfunction.
A software update can be performed if neces‐
sary.
Pairing/unpairing the mobile
phone
The snap-in adapter is used to:
General information
▷ Hold the mobile phone.
The following functions are available:
▷ Recharge the battery.
▷ Use of a mobile phone as a telephone.
▷ Connect the mobile phone to an outside an‐
tenna of the vehicle.
▷ Use of a mobile phone as an additional tele‐
phone.
This provides for better network reception
and consistent sound quality.
Approved mobile phones
Details on which mobile phones and external
devices with a Bluetooth interface are sup‐
ported by the mobile phone preparation pack‐
▷ Use of a mobile phone as an audio source.
▷ Use of an audio device as an audio source,
refer to page 194.
Requirements
▷ The mobile phone is suitable.
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3. Open "Options".
▷ Bluetooth is activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone.
4. Select the desired additional function.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
Activating/deactivating Bluetooth
Bluetooth is not permitted everywhere. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
Pairing and connecting a device
Pairing a device
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the device while the vehicle is stationary.◀
Pair the vehicle entirely on the front or rear Con‐
trol Display.
1. "Telephone"
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Add new phone"
3. "Bluetooth®"
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
Additional functions
General information
Activate the functions before pairing to be able
to use them in the vehicle. Information on suit‐
able mobile phones, refer to page 212, that sup‐
port these functions.
Additional telephone
A mobile phone can be used as an additional
telephone.
The additional telephone can be used to accept
incoming calls, refer to page 216. While a call is
active on the additional telephone, incoming
calls are displayed on the Control Display.
4. To perform additional steps on the mobile
phone, refer to the mobile phone operating
instructions: for instance, search for or con‐
nect the Bluetooth device or a new device.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the mobile phone display.
5. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
Prompt via iDrive or the mobile phone to en‐
ter the same Bluetooth passkey.
6. Enter the passkey and confirm.
Controls
▷ "Bluetooth® audio"
Driving tips
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits was defined as the Bluetooth
passkey. It is only required once for pairing.
▷ "Office"
Navigation
▷ Deactivate Bluetooth audio if necessary.
▷ "Additional telephone"
Communication Entertainment
▷ Bluetooth presettings may need to be made
on the mobile phone, e.g., for a connection
without confirmation or visibility, refer to the
mobile phone operating instructions.
At a glance
▷ The mobile phone is ready for operation.
Audio source
Mobility
A mobile phone can be used as an audio source.
Activating/deactivating the additional
functions
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
7. Select the functions for which the mobile
phone is to be used.
8. "OK"
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1. "Telephone"
Telephone
If the pairing was successful, the mobile phone
appears at the top of the list of mobile phones.
The functions supported by the mobile phone
and audio device are displayed as symbols when
paired.
White symbol: the function is active.
Gray symbol: the function is inactive.
Symbol
Function
The functions that were assigned to the device
before unpairing are assigned to the device
when it is reconnected. If the device is already
connected, these functions are deactivated.
Configuring the devices
Additional functions can be activated or deacti‐
vated for paired and connected devices.
1. "Telephone"
Telephone.
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
Additional telephone.
3. Highlight the device to be configured.
Audio source.
Four devices can be paired with the vehicle at
once. Three devices can be connected with the
vehicle at once.
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 214.
Following the initial pairing
▷ The mobile phone is detected/connected in
the vehicle within a short period of time
when the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
▷ The phone book entries of the telephone
stored on the SIM card* or mobile phone are
transmitted to the vehicle after detection,
depending on the mobile phone.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Configure phone"
6. At least one function must be selected.
▷ "Telephone"
▷ "Additional telephone"
▷ "Audio"
7. "OK"
If a function is assigned to a device, the function
will be deactivated where appropriate for a de‐
vice that is already connected and the device will
be unpaired.
Swapping the telephone and additional
telephone
The function of the telephone and additional tel‐
ephone can be swapped automatically.
▷ Four devices can be paired.
1. "Telephone"
▷ Specific settings may be necessary in some
mobile phones, e.g., authorization or a se‐
cure connection; refer to the mobile phone
operating instructions.
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
Connecting a specific device
If more than one device is detected by the vehi‐
cle, the device at the top of the list is connected.
A different device can be connected by select‐
ing it.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. Select the device that is to be connected.
3. "Swap phone/addit. phone"
Unpairing a device
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. Highlight the device that is to be unpaired.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Remove phone from list"
What to do if...
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 212.
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▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the mobile phone or vehicle? Delete con‐
nections with other devices if necessary.
▷ Is the audio connection activated? Deacti‐
vate the audio connection.
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone in the snapin adapter* or via the charging cable.
▷ Depending on the mobile phone, it is possi‐
ble that only one device can be connected
to the vehicle. Unpair the connected device
from the vehicle and pair and connect only
one device.
▷ The mobile phone no longer reacts? Switch
the mobile phone off and on again. Repeat
the pairing procedure.
The telephone functions are not available.
▷ Is the mobile phone paired as an additional
telephone and is the additional telephone
function deactivated? Activate the function.
▷ Is an outgoing call not possible? Connect
the mobile phone as a telephone.
No or not all phone book entries are displayed,
or they are incomplete.
The phone connection quality is poor.
▷ The strength of the Bluetooth signal on the
mobile phone can be adjusted, depending
on the mobile phone.
▷ Insert the mobile phone into the snap-in
adapter* or place it in the area of the center
console.
▷ Adjust the volume of the microphone and
loudspeakers separately.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
Controls
Adjusting the volume
Turn the knob until the desired volume is se‐
lected. The setting is stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
The vehicle automatically adjusts the volume of
the microphone on the telephone and the vol‐
ume of the called party. Depending on the mo‐
bile phone, the volumes may need to be ad‐
justed. The settings can only be created during
a call and must be adjusted separately for each
telephone. The settings are deleted when the
telephone is unpaired.
▷ Transmission of the phone book entries is
not yet complete.
1. "Settings"
▷ It is possible that only the phone book en‐
tries of the mobile phone or the SIM card*
are transmitted.
3. "Volume settings"
▷ It may not be possible to display phone book
entries with special characters.
2. "Tone"
4. Select the desired setting: "Microphone" or
"Loudspeak."
At a glance
Controls
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Is the mobile phone connected as an audio
source or additional telephone? The mobile
phone must be connected as a telephone.
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
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▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the mobile
phone and the vehicle match? Enter the
same passkey on the mobile phone and via
iDrive.
Driving tips
▷ Is the data volume of the contact too large,
e.g., due to stored information such as
notes? Reduce the data volume of the con‐
tact.
Navigation
▷ Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the
vehicle and on the mobile phone.
Communication Entertainment
▷ The number of phone book entries being
stored is too high.
Mobility
The mobile phone could not be paired or con‐
nected.
Telephone
Incoming call
Ending a call
Receiving calls
Via iDrive
If the number of the caller is stored in the phone
book and is transmitted by the network, the
name of the contact is displayed. Otherwise,
only the phone number is displayed.
If more than one phone number is assigned to a
contact, only the name of the contact is dis‐
played.
For calls on the additional telephone, the num‐
ber is only displayed if it is transmitted by the
network.
An incoming call to the additional telephone is
automatically rejected if there is an active call on
the other telephone.
"End call"
Via the button on the steering wheel
Press the button.
Accepting a call
Via the instrument cluster*
Via iDrive
"End call"
"Accept"
Entering a phone number
Dialing a number
1. "Telephone"
2. "Dial number"
3. Select the digits individually.
4.
Select the symbol.
Via the button on the steering wheel
Press the button.
Via the instrument cluster*
"Accept"
Rejecting a call
The phone number can also be entered by voice.
Via iDrive
Calls with multiple participants
"Reject"
General information
Via the instrument cluster*
"Reject"
You can switch between calls or connect two
calls to a single conference call. These functions
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"Accept"
The call is accepted and the existing call is put
on hold.
Establishing a second call
Establish an additional call during an active call.
When terminating a conference call, both calls
are ended. If one call is terminated by another
party, the other call can be continued.
Switching the microphone to mute
When a call is active, the microphone can be
muted.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Active calls"
3.
"Microphone mute"
1. "Telephone"
A microphone that has been switched to mute
is automatically reactivated:
2. "Active calls"
▷ When a new connection is established.
3.
▷ When switching between call parties.
"Hold"
The existing call is put on hold.
DTMF suffix dialing
DTMF suffix dialing can be used for gaining ac‐
cess to network services or for controlling devi‐
ces, e.g., to make a remote inquiry of an answer‐
ing machine. The DTMF code is needed for this
purpose.
1. "Telephone"
2. Select the contact from a list or "Dial
number".
4. Dial the new phone number or select it from
a list.
"Return"
3.
"Keypad dialing"
4. Enter the DTMF code via iDrive.
The call on hold is resumed.
Phone book
Switching between two calls, hold call
Displays
The active call is displayed in color.
The phone book accesses the contacts and
shows all contacts for which a phone number
has been stored. The entries can be selected to
make a call.
The call on hold is displayed in gray.
"Swap calls"
The call on hold is resumed.
At a glance
"Conference call"
Controls
2.
Driving tips
If a second call comes in during an ongoing call,
a call waiting signal is sounded where appropri‐
ate.
1. Establish two calls.
Navigation
This function might have to be activated by the
service provider and the mobile phone must be
adjusted accordingly.
Two calls can be connected to a single tele‐
phone conference call.
Communication Entertainment
Accepting a call while speaking to
another party
Establishing a conference call
Mobility
must be supported by the mobile phone and
service provider.
1. "Telephone"
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2. "Phone book"
Telephone
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts.
Redialing
General information
The list of dialed numbers in the mobile phone
is transmitted to the vehicle depending on the
mobile phone. The 20 phone numbers dialed
last are displayed. The sorting order of the
phone numbers depends on the particular mo‐
bile phone.
Dialing the number via the instrument
cluster
Calling a contact
This is possible when there is no active call.
Symbol Meaning
1.
Contact with one stored phone num‐
ber.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. Select the desired phone number.
Contact with more than one stored
phone number.
The connection is established.
Call not possible; mobile phone with‐
out reception or network, or Service
Request* is active.
1. "Telephone"
For contacts with one stored phone number: se‐
lect the required contact. The connection is be‐
ing established.
For contacts with more than one stored phone
number: select the required contact and the
phone number. The connection is being estab‐
lished.
Editing a contact
Changing the entries in "Contacts". When a
contact is changed, the changes are not stored
on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry is
stored in the vehicle.
1. Highlight the contact.
2. Open "Options".
Dialing a number via iDrive
2. "Redial"
3. Select the desired entry and the phone num‐
ber if necessary.
The connection is established.
Saving an entry in the contacts
1. Highlight the entry.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select
"New phone number" or contact.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
7. If necessary, "Store contact in vehicle".
Received calls
3. "Edit entry"
The contact can be edited.
Displaying calls
The 20 calls that were last received are dis‐
played.
1. "Telephone"
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From the hands-free system to the
mobile phone
Calls that are made on the hands-free system
can in some cases be continued on the mobile
phone; this depends on the mobile phone.
Follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
At a glance
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
Controls
2. "Received calls"
Saving an entry in the contacts
Vehicles equipped with the voice activation sys‐
tem: operation, refer to page 25.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select
"New phone number" or contact.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
Vehicles not equipped with the voice activation
system: depending on the equipment, the mo‐
bile phone can be voice operated as described
below.
The list of short commands in the operating
manual does not apply to this type of voice op‐
eration.
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
The concept
7. If necessary, "Store contact in vehicle".
▷ The mobile phone can be operated without
taking your hands from the steering wheel.
Hands-free system
General information
Calls that are being made on the hands-free
system can be continued on the mobile phone
and vice versa.
From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
Calls that were begun outside of the Bluetooth
range of the vehicle can be continued on the
hands-free system with the ignition switched
on.
Depending on the mobile phone, the system au‐
tomatically switches to the hands-free system.
If the system does not switch over automatically,
follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
▷ In many cases, the entries are accompanied
by announcements or questions.
▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions for voice operation.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
1.
Briefly press the button on the
steering wheel.
2. Say the command.
Terminating the voice activation
system
Briefly press the button on the steering
wheel or ›Cancel‹.
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1. Highlight the entry.
Navigation
Voice operation*
Communication Entertainment
The connection is established.
Reference
Selecting an entry.
Driving tips
Calling a number from the list
Telephone
Possible commands
Having possible commands read aloud
Press the button. ›Help‹. Possible commands
are announced.
The digits from zero to nine are recognized. The
digits can be spoken separately or combined in
a sequence to accelerate the entry.
Redialing
›Redial‹
Voice phone book*
Depending on how your vehicle is equipped, it
may be necessary to create your own voice
phone book.
Using alternative commands
The entries must be entered using voice activa‐
tion and are separate from the memory in the
mobile phone. Up to 50 entries can be set up.
The system often recognizes a number of dif‐
ferent commands to run a function; for instance:
Saving an entry
›Dial name‹ or ›Name‹
1. ›Save name‹
Example: dialing a phone number
2. Say the name. Do not exceed the speaking
duration of approx. 2 seconds.
1.
3. Say the phone number after being prompted
to do so by the system.
Briefly press the button on the
steering wheel.
2. ›Dial number‹
The system says: »Please say the number«
3. E.g., ›123 456 790‹
The system says: »123 456 790. Continue?
«
4. ›Dial‹
The system says: »Dialing number«
4. ›Save‹
Deleting an entry
1. ›Delete name‹
2. Say the name after being prompted to do so.
3. Confirm the query with ›Yes‹.
Deleting all entries
1. ›Delete phonebook‹
Calling
Dialing a phone number
1. ›Dial number‹
2. Say the phone number.
3. ›Dial‹
The dialog for deleting the phone book is
opened.
2. Confirm the query with ›Yes‹.
3. Confirm the query again with ›Yes‹.
Reading and selecting entries
Correcting the phone number
The sequence of digits can be deleted after the
system has repeated the digits.
›Correct number‹
The command can be repeated as often as nec‐
essary.
Deleting a phone number
›Delete‹
All digits entered up to that point are deleted.
1. ›Read phonebook‹
The dialog for reading the phone book is
opened.
2. Say ›Dial number‹ when the desired entry is
read.
Selecting an entry
1. ›Dial name‹
2. Say the name after being prompted to do so.
3. Confirm the query with ›Yes‹.
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Inserting the snap-in adapter
Turn the knob during an announcement.
1. Press the button and remove the cover.
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
At a glance
Adjusting the volume
▷ The volume is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Environmental conditions
▷ Always say commands in the language of
the system. The language for the mobile
phone voice operation is preset and cannot
be changed in the Control Display.
▷ Keep the doors, windows, and glass sun‐
roof* closed to prevent noise interference.
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
Snap-in adapter*
Navigation
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
Driving tips
Instead, use the SOS button*, refer to
page 266, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.
2. Insert the snap-in adapter at the front, ar‐
row 1, and press down, arrow 2, until it en‐
gages.
Inserting the mobile phone
1. Depending on the mobile phone, remove
the protective cap from the antenna con‐
nector of the mobile phone.
2. Slide the mobile phone with the buttons fac‐
ing up in the direction of the electrical con‐
nections, arrow 1, and push downward, ar‐
row 2 until it engages.
Installation position
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Mobility
In the center armrest.
Communication Entertainment
Do not use the voice operation to initiate an
Emergency Request. In stressful situations, the
voice and vocal pitch can change. This can un‐
necessarily delay the establishment of a tele‐
phone connection.
Controls
Notes
Telephone
Removing the mobile phone
Press the button and remove the mobile phone.
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1. "Office"
General information
2. "Current office", "Calendar", "Tasks",
"Notes" or "Reminders"
Do not use Office while driving
Office information
The number of unread messages and active
tasks as well as the upcoming appointments are
displayed.
1. "Office"
2. "Current office"
3. Select the desired entry to display details.
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occu‐
pants and to other road users, never attempt to
use the controls or enter information unless traf‐
fic and road conditions allow this.◀
Requirements
▷ A suitable mobile phone is paired with the
vehicle and connected. In some mobile
phones, data access must be confirmed on
the mobile phone.
▷ The time, time zone, and date, refer to
page 80, are correctly set on the Control
Display and on the mobile phone to correctly
display appointments, for example.
▷ Office is activated, refer to page 213.
Updating
Data are updated every time the mobile phone
is connected to the vehicle. Appointment en‐
tries, tasks, notes and reminders can be updated
separately.
Contacts
At a glance
Contacts can be created and edited. The con‐
tacts from the mobile phone* are displayed as
well if this function is supported by the mobile
phone. Addresses can be adopted as destina‐
tions for navigation and the phone numbers can
be dialed.
Displaying contacts
General information
1. "Office"
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The mobile phone has read-access only.
Cell phone data are transmitted again to the
vehicle.
Communication Entertainment
Contents are only displayed in full length when
the vehicle is stationary.
4. "Update data"
Mobility
Information about which mobile phones support
the Office functions can be found at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth. A limited number
of compatible mobile phones is available for Of‐
fice.
3. Open "Options".
Reference
Contacts, appointments, tasks, notes, text mes‐
sages, and e-mails from the mobile phone can
be displayed on the Control Display if the mobile
phone provides compatible support of these
functions and the necessary Bluetooth stand‐
ards.
Driving tips
At a glance
Controls
At a glance
Office*
Office
When a contact is edited, the changes are not
stored on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry
is stored in the vehicle.
2. "Contacts"
Selecting the contact as a navigation
destination*
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the address.
All contacts are listed in alphabetical order. De‐
pending on the number of contacts, an A-Z
search is offered, refer to page 24.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts:
Symbol
Storage location
No symbol In the vehicle; the address has not
been checked as a destination.
In the vehicle; the address has
been checked as a destination.
Mobile phone.
Dialing phone numbers*
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the phone number.
The connection is established.
Editing a contact
1. Select the desired contact.
2. "Edit contact"
When contacts from the mobile phone are
used, the address may need to be matched
to the navigation data contained in the vehi‐
cle. In this case:
Correct the address.
3. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Checking the address as a destination*
An address that is to be used for destination
guidance must match the navigation data con‐
tained in the vehicle. The address can be
checked for this purpose.
1. Select the desired contact and highlight the
address.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Check as destination"
4. Correct and store the address if necessary.
If the address is corrected and stored, a copy of
it is stored in the vehicle. The address is not
changed on the mobile phone.
New contact
General information
A contact can have up to 8 phone numbers,
2 addresses, 3 e-mail addresses and one Inter‐
net address.
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. Open "Options".
3. Change the entries.
4. "Store contact in vehicle"
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Selecting the sorting order of the
names*
Names can be displayed in a different order.
At a glance
4. "New contact"
7. Enter the text and assign the contact type.
8. If the vehicle is equipped with a navigation
system: Enter the address. Only addresses
contained in the navigation data in the vehi‐
cle can be entered. This ensures that desti‐
nation guidance is possible for all ad‐
dresses.
If necessary, "Accept address".
9. "Store contact in vehicle"
Show contact pictures
Pictures stored with the contacts are stored in
the vehicle when the mobile phone is connected
to the vehicle. The number of transmitted pic‐
tures depends on the mobile phone. The mobile
phone must support this function.
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. Open "Options".
Contact types
4. "Show images"
Meaning
Home phone number.
Business phone number.
Mobile phone number.
Other phone number.
Home address.
Business address.
Display of all contact pictures is activated or de‐
activated.
Exporting/importing contacts
Contacts can be exported and imported via the
Personal Profile, refer to page 33. The contacts
stored in the vehicle are exported, but not those
from the mobile phone.
Deleting contacts
Only contacts that are stored in the vehicle are
deleted. The contacts on the mobile phone*
cannot be deleted.
Specifying the home address
1. "Office"
A home address can be stored. It appears at the
top of the contact list.
2. "Contacts"
1. "Home"
4. Open "Options".
Mobility
Various contact types can be assigned to phone
numbers and addresses.
Symbol
Depending on how the contacts were stored on
the mobile phone, the sorting order of the names
may differ from the selected sorting order.
Driving tips
6. Fill in the entry fields: select the symbol next
to the entry field.
4. "Display: last, first name" or "Display: first,
last name"
3. Highlight the contact.
2. Create a contact.
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5. The entry fields are still filled with the previ‐
ous entries: "Delete input fields"
Navigation
3. Open "Options".
Communication Entertainment
2. "Contacts"
Controls
1. "Office"
Office
5. "Delete contact"or "Delete all contacts".
Filtering the message list
6. If necessary. "Yes"
The message list can be filtered, when more
than one type of message exists.
Messages
1. "Filter:"
General information
Whether or not text messages and e-mails from
the mobile phone are displayed depends on
whether transmission from the mobile phone to
the vehicle is supported. Text messages and emails may not be supported by the service pro‐
vider, or the function may need to be enabled
separately. After the mobile phone is first paired,
transmission may take several minutes. Mes‐
sages are only displayed in full length when the
vehicle is stationary. Messages from the addi‐
tional telephone are not transmitted.
Display of different messages:
▷ Text messages.
▷ My Info* messages from the BMW Assist
Portal.
▷ Messages from the BMW Assist Concierge
service*.
▷ Messages from BMW Info*.
▷ E-mails from the mobile phone.
Displaying messages
2. Select the type of message.
▷ "All"
All messages are displayed.
▷ "E-mail"
Only e-mails from the mobile phone are
displayed.
▷ "Service message"
Only messages from the BMW Assist
Concierge service, My Info and BMW
Info are displayed.
▷ "Text message"
Only text messages from the mobile
phone are displayed.
1. "Office"
Deleting messages
2. "Messages"
Messages from the Concierge service, My Info,
and BMW Info can be deleted.
A symbol identifies the type of message.
Symbol Message type
Text messages.
Delete a message:
1. "Office"
2. "Messages"
My Info
3. Select the desired message.
Message from the Concierge serv‐
ice.
4. Open "Options".
Message from BMW Info.
Delete all messages:
E-mail from mobile phone.
1. "Office"
5. "Delete message"
2. "Messages"
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4. "Delete all messages" or "Delete service
messages"
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Text messages
At a glance
3. Open "Options".
Calling the sender of a text message
Select the symbol.
Saving the sender in the contacts
Up to 4 phone numbers can be transmitted with
a message.
Reading the text message out loud*
1. Select the desired message.
Read the text messages out loud, refer to
page 230.
2.
"Call":
If the message contains a number, the con‐
nection is established.
My Info
"Select phone number":
If the message contains more than one num‐
ber, select the desired number from the list.
The connection is established.
Starting destination guidance
1. Select the message.
2. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Dialing the number in the message
Up to 4 phone numbers can be transmitted with
a message.
Storing an address
1.
Select the desired message.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
1. Select the desired message.
Displaying additional information
2.
1. Select the desired message.
"Call":
If the message contains a number, the con‐
nection is established.
"Select phone number":
If the message contains more than one num‐
ber, select the desired number from the list.
The connection is established.
Message from the Concierge service
Driving tips
Dialing the number in the message
2. "Further information"
Navigation
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
Communication Entertainment
2. Open "Options".
3. Start destination guidance, if necessary.
BMW Info
Starting destination guidance
1. Select the desired message.
2.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Starting destination guidance
Dialing the number in the message
1. Select the desired message.
Up to 4 phone numbers can be transmitted with
a message.
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1. Highlight the desired message.
Reference
2.
Controls
1. Select the desired message.
Office
1. Select the desired message.
Reading the e-mail out loud*
2.
Read the e-mail out loud, refer to page 230.
"Call":
If the message contains a number, the con‐
nection is established.
"Select phone number":
If the message contains more than one num‐
ber, select the desired number from the list.
The connection is established.
Calendar
Display the calendar
Appointments during the last 20 and the next 50
days can be displayed.
1. "Office"
E-mail*
Displaying e-mails
1. "Office"
2. "Messages"
3. Select the desired e-mail.
2. "Calendar"
The appointments on the current day are
displayed.
Selecting the calendar day
1. Select the date.
Displaying e-mail contacts
If the sender and recipient of an e-mail are trans‐
mitted by the mobile phone, this information is
displayed in the e-mail.
"Sender/Recipient"
If the e-mail addresses are stored in the con‐
tacts, the contact is displayed. Select the con‐
tact to display details.
If the e-mail addresses are not stored in the con‐
tacts, only the e-mail address is displayed.
2. Select the desired day or date.
▷ "Next day"
Using contact data
▷ "Date:"
Contact data from appointments, e-mails and
notes can be saved or selected*, refer to
page 230.
▷ "Previous day"
Deactivating the full display
When an e-mail is opened in the vehicle, the email is fully transmitted to the vehicle. This may
result in charges.
▷ "Today"
Display the appointment
1. Select the desired appointment.
2. Scroll through the appointment if neces‐
sary:
▷ Turn the controller.
1. "Office"
▷
2. "Messages"
Select the symbol.
3. Open "Options".
Using contact data
4. "Fully download e-mails"
Contact data from appointments, e-mails and
notes can be saved or selected*, refer to
page 230.
Only a part of the email from the cell phone
is loaded into the vehicle.
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Notes
Read the appointment out loud, refer to
page 230.
Displaying notes
At a glance
Reading the appointment out loud*
1. "Office"
2. "Notes"
Tasks
Displaying the task list
Display tasks that are due within the next
90 days.
Displaying the note
1. Select the desired note.
1. "Office"
Controls
All notes are displayed.
Sorting the task list
1. Select the header in the task list.
2. Scroll in the note if necessary:
▷ Turn the controller.
▷
Select the symbol.
Navigation
Driving tips
2. "Tasks"
▷ "Subject"
▷ "Due date"
Reading the note out loud*
Read the note out loud, refer to page 230.
Displaying the task
1. Select the desired task.
2. Scroll in the task if necessary:
Reminders
▷ Turn the controller.
Displaying reminders
▷
Reminders of pending appointments and tasks
are displayed. After an appointment or after a
task is due, the reminder is no longer displayed.
Select the symbol.
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, e-mails and
notes can be saved or selected*, refer to
page 230.
1. "Office"
2. "Reminders"
3. Select the desired reminder.
Reading the task out loud*
Read the task out loud, refer to page 230.
Mobility
▷ "Priority (!)"*
Contact data from appointments, e-mails and
notes can be saved or selected*, refer to
page 230.
The corresponding appointment or the task are
displayed.
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2. Select the sorting criterion:
Communication Entertainment
Using contact data
Office
Using contact data
▷
At a glance
▷ To end reading, tilt the controller to the left.
Contact data from calendar entries, appoint‐
ments, tasks, emails and notes can be stored or
selected*.
What to do if...
Displaying contact or selecting phone
number
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 212.
1.
Appointments, tasks, notes, text messages, or
e-mails from the mobile phone are not dis‐
played.
Go back one paragraph.
"Use contact data"
2. Display the contact or select the phone
number:
▷ Select the contact to display contact de‐
tails.
▷ Select the phone number to establish a
connection directly.
Storing contact data
1.
"Use contact data"
2. Highlight the phone number or e-mail ad‐
dress.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Add to existing contact" or "Store as new
contact"
Reading out loud*
Text messages, e-mails, appointment entries,
tasks, and notes can be read out loud.
1. Select the desired message, appointment,
task, or note.
2.
Select the symbol.
The following options are available during read‐
ing:
▷
"Pause"
Interrupt reading. Select again to restart
reading.
▷
"Back to beginning"
Start reading message again from the be‐
ginning.
▷
Select the symbol.
Select the symbol.
Skip a paragraph.
▷ The mobile phone is not capable of the
missing function or is not connected cor‐
rectly.
▷ The Office function is deactivated.
▷ The mobile phone is connected as an addi‐
tional phone.
▷ Appointments are older than 20 days or are
more than 50 days in the future.
▷ The tasks have been marked as completed
or have a due date that lies more than
90 days in the future.
▷ Depending on the number of stored ap‐
pointments, task notes, and messages in
the mobile phone, not all are displayed in the
vehicle.
Not all appointments and tasks from the mobile
phone are displayed at the right time?
▷ The time zone, time or date is incorrectly set
on the Control Display and mobile phone.
The e-mail attachment is not displayed.
▷ E-mails are transmitted without an attach‐
ment.
Entries are not displayed in full length.
▷ Text were already transmitted from the mo‐
bile phone in a shortened form.
▷ Synchronization between the mobile phone
and vehicle may take several minutes.
The contact pictures are not being displayed?
▷ A max. of 200 contact pictures can be stored
in the vehicle.
The E-mail is displayed with a delay?
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▷ Check the e-mail settings on the telephone
and adjust if necessary.
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Mobility
Communication Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
Contacts
Contacts*
General information
Contacts can be created and edited and the ad‐
dresses can be adopted as destinations for nav‐
igation.
Specifying the home address
A home address can be stored. It appears at the
top of the contact list.
1. "Home"
2. Create a contact.
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
New contact
1. "Contacts"
My contacts
2. "New contact"
General information
List of all contacts stored in the vehicle.
Displaying contacts
1. "Contacts"
2. "My contacts"
3. The entry fields are still filled with the previ‐
ous entries: "Delete input fields"
4. Fill in the entry fields: select the symbol next
to the entry field.
All contacts are listed in alphabetical order. De‐
pending on the number of contacts, an A-Z
search is offered, refer to page 24.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts:
5. Enter the text, refer to page 24.
6. If the vehicle is equipped with a navigation
system: Enter the address. Only addresses
contained in the navigation data in the vehi‐
cle can be entered. This ensures that desti‐
nation guidance is possible for all ad‐
dresses.
Symbol
Storage location
No sym‐
bol
In the vehicle; the address has not
been checked as a destination.
In the vehicle; the address has
been checked as a destination*.
7. If necessary, "Store".
8. "Store contact in vehicle"
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Exporting/importing contacts
1. Select the desired contact.
Contacts can be exported and imported via the
Personal Profile, refer to page 33.
2. "Edit contact"
Deleting contacts
At a glance
Editing a contact
1. "My contacts"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete contact" or "Delete all contacts"
Driving tips
3. Change the entries.
Controls
2. Highlight the contact.
4. Move the controller to the left.
5. "Yes"
Selecting the contact as a navigation
destination*
Navigation
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the address.
3. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Communication Entertainment
Checking the address as a destination*
An address that is to be used for destination
guidance must match the navigation data con‐
tained in the vehicle. The address can be
checked for this purpose.
1. Select the desired contact and highlight the
address.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Check as destination"
4. Correct and store the address if necessary.
Selecting the sorting order of the
names
Mobility
Names can be displayed in a different order.
1. "My contacts"
2. Highlight the contact.
4. "Display: last, first name" or "Display: first,
last name"
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3. Open "Options".
BMW ConnectedDrive
BMW ConnectedDrive
BMW Assist*
General information
BMW Assist provides you with certain services,
e.g., transmission of the position data of your
vehicle to the BMW Assist Response Center if
an Emergency Request* has been initiated.
Many BMW Assist services depend on the indi‐
vidually agreed upon contract.
After your contract has expired, the BMW Assist
system will be deactivated by the BMW Assist
Response Center without your having to visit a
service center. After the BMW Assist system
has been deactivated, no BMW Assist services
will be available. The BMW Assist system can be
reactivated by a service center after you sign a
new contract.
sist Response Center then speaks with you
and takes further steps to help you.
▷ Enhanced Roadside Assistance: BMW
Roadside Assistance* can be contacted if
assistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down. If possible, the vehicle and position
data are transmitted in the process.
▷ Customer Relations: connection with Cus‐
tomer Relations for information on all as‐
pects of your vehicle.
▷ TeleService: data on your vehicle's service
status or required inspections are transmit‐
ted to your service center, either automati‐
cally before a service due date or when you
request a BMW service appointment.
Requirements
▷ Remote Door Unlock: the BMW Assist Re‐
sponse Center provides assistance if, for ex‐
ample, the remote control is not available
and the vehicle needs to be opened.
▷ The installed BMW Assist system is logged
in to a wireless communications network.
This network must be capable of transmit‐
ting the services.
▷ Stolen Vehicle Recovery: after you report
that your vehicle was stolen to the police, the
BMW Assist Response Center can deter‐
mine its position.
▷ To transmit position data, the vehicle must
be able to determine the current position.
▷ In addition to these services, the optional
Convenience Plan offers Concierge service
and information for route planning, traffic,
and weather. A limited number of calls can
be made via the BMW Assist Response
Center with Critical Calling if, for example,
the mobile phone is not available or dis‐
charged.
▷ The BMW Assist service contract was
signed with your service center or with the
BMW Assist Response Center. Enabling
must have been completed.
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
Services offered
▷ Emergency Request: when you press the
SOS button, a connection to the BMW As‐
sist Response Center is established. The
BMW Assist Response Center then speaks
with you and takes further steps to help you.
▷ Automatic Collision Notification: under cer‐
tain conditions, a connection is established
to the BMW Assist Response Center after a
serious accident. If possible, the BMW As‐
Press the SOS button to contact the BMW
Assist Response Center.
BMW TeleService*
General information
TeleService supports communication with your
service center.
▷ Data on the vehicle's service requirements
can be sent directly to the service center. In
this way, the service center can plan its work
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2. "Concierge"
At a glance
in advance. This shortens the duration of the
service appointment.
▷ In the event of a breakdown, data on the ve‐
hicle's condition can be sent directly to
Roadside Assistance.
▷ The service varies by country.
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
▷ Wireless reception is available.
▷ The engine is running.
3. "Start service"
A voice connection is established with the BMW
Assist Concierge service. Phone numbers and
addresses can be transmitted to the vehicle.
Use of BMW TeleService*
The TeleServices are typically activated in the
vehicle.
Roadside Assistance
Even TeleService Customer Service is not ac‐
tive, a voice contact to Roadside Assistance is
still possible.
At a glance
To continue using or to deactivate the services,
please contact your service partner or the BMW
customer hotline.
Concierge service*
General information
The BMW Assist Concierge service offers infor‐
mation on events, gas stations or hotels, and
provides phone numbers and addresses. Hotels
can be booked directly by the BMW Assist Con‐
cierge service. The Concierge service is part of
the optional BMW Convenience Plan.
BMW Roadside Assistance* can be contacted if
assistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down.
Roadside Assistance* can also be contacted via
a Check Control message, refer to page 83.
Starting Roadside Assistance
Vehicles not equipped with BMW
Assist or BMW TeleService
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Roadside Assistance"
The Roadside Assistance number is dis‐
played. If the mobile phone* is paired, a con‐
nection is established to Roadside Assis‐
tance.
Navigation
Requirements
Communication Entertainment
▷ Services may be restricted abroad.
Driving tips
Controls
▷ Connection costs may ensue.
Starting the Concierge service
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Mobility
1. "ConnectedDrive"
BMW ConnectedDrive
Vehicles equipped with BMW Assist or
BMW TeleService
BMW Online*
1. "ConnectedDrive"
At a glance
2. "Roadside Assistance"
A business search can be opened via BMW On‐
line.
3. "Start service"
License conditions
This product contains NetFront Browser soft‐
ware of ACCESS Co., Ltd. Copyright © 2007
ACCESS Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
NetFront is a trademark or registered trademark
of ACCESS CO., LTD., in Japan and other coun‐
tries.
This software is based in part on the work of the
Independent JPEG Group.
TeleService Diagnosis*
Requirements
TeleService Diagnosis enables the wireless
transmission of detailed vehicle data that are
important for vehicle diagnosis. These data are
transmitted automatically.
▷ Subscription to the optional Convenience
Plan.
After the data are transmitted, the voice con‐
nection to Roadside Assistance is re-estab‐
lished.
TeleService Help*
TeleService Help enables an in-depth diagnosis
of the vehicle by Roadside Assistance via wire‐
less transmission.
▷ The date setting, refer to page 80, on the
Control Display is current.
▷ The vehicle is located within wireless net‐
work coverage.
Starting BMW Online
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Online"
TeleService Help can be started after a prompt
by Roadside Assistance and the termination of
the voice connection.
Starting TeleService Help
1. Park the vehicle in a safe place.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. The engine is running.
4. "TeleService Help"
After completion of TeleService Help, a voice
connection is established to Roadside Assis‐
tance.
3. If necessary, "OK".
The BMW Online home page is displayed.
Operating BMW Online
To start a search:
▷ Turn the controller to highlight an element.
▷ Press the controller to display an element.
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1. Open "Options".
2. "Display start page"
Vehicles equipped with BMW Assist or
BMW TeleService
Controls
At a glance
Opening the start page
Service Request*
Cancel
1. Open "Options".
At a glance
2. "Cancel loading"
Sends information to your service partner to re‐
quest the arrangement of a service appoint‐
ment. The TeleService data is transmitted dur‐
ing a Service Request. If possible, your service
partner will establish contact with you.
Customer Relations
At a glance
Contact Customer Relations for information on
all aspects of your vehicle.
Calling Customer Relations
Starting a Service Request
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Service Request"
3. "Start service"
Vehicles not equipped with BMW
Assist or BMW TeleService
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Customer Relations"
The Customer Relations phone number is dis‐
played. If the mobile phone* is paired, a con‐
nection is established to Customer Relations.
A Service Request can be started via a Check
Control message, refer to page 83.
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2. "Reload"
Communication Entertainment
3. "Start service"
Mobility
1. Open "Options".
2. "Customer Relations"
Reference
Loading a new page
Driving tips
1. "ConnectedDrive"
BMW ConnectedDrive
Automatic Service Request*
3. "Available services"
The TeleService data necessary for servicing
the vehicle are automatically sent to your service
partner prior to the service deadline. If possible,
the service partner will contact you and a service
appointment can be arranged.
To check when your service partner was noti‐
fied:
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Updating BMW Assist
Manual update of TeleService* and BMW As‐
sist*.
"Update BMW Assist"
Data transfer*
During the updating of BMW services, display
the status of the data transfer.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Last Service Request"
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Data transfer"
Apps*
At a glance
Certain software applications of a suitable cell
phone can be integrated in the vehicle. These
software applications are displayed on the Con‐
trol Display.
Services status*
They are operated via iDrive.
General information
Requirements
Check services status.
▷ The mobile phone is suitable.
Displaying available services
▷ The cell phone operating system supports
the software applications of Apps.
Display of all services available in the vehicle.
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Service Status"
▷ Software applications are installed on the
cell phone and ready to use.
▷ Corresponding mobile wireless contract.
Any additionally incurred costs are not a part
of Apps.
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For reasons of safety, some software applica‐
tions are usable only while the vehicle is station‐
ary.◀
Operate Apps
1. Connect the cell phone via the snap-in
adapter or via the USB audio interface.
▷ The data transmission of the software ap‐
plications from the cell phone to the vehicle
can last some time. Some software applica‐
tions depend on the speed of the available
Internet connection of the cell phone.
▷ Some cell phones cannot simultaneously
use Apps and the Bluetooth hands-free sys‐
tem.
If necessary, restart the software application
on the cell phone after a phone conversa‐
tion.
2. "ConnectedDrive"
3. Select the desired software application.
TeleService Report*
Displaying status
Transmits technical data that is evaluated for the
ongoing development of BMW products from
your vehicle to BMW in regular intervals if nec‐
essary.
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW apps"
PlugIn*
Selected functions of the cell phone are dis‐
played on the Control Display. They can be op‐
erated via iDrive.
1. Connect cell phone via the snap-in adapter.
TeleService Report is activated in vehicles that
meet certain technical requirements and have a
valid Assist contract; this feature is free of
charge.
Neither personal data nor position data is trans‐
mitted.
Indicate when the last Teleservice Report was
transmitted:
2. "ConnectedDrive"
1. "Vehicle Info"
3. "PlugIn"
2. "Vehicle status"
4. "Activate PlugIn"
3. Open "Options".
5. Navigate to the displayed functions via the
controller and select, for example, a desired
category or track.
4. "Last Teleservice Info"
At a glance
Mobility
Information about the currently available soft‐
ware applications can be displayed.
Controls
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Otherwise, the vehicle occu‐
pants and other road users may be put in danger
because of the distraction from driving.
▷ The ranges of Apps that can be displayed on
the Control Display depend on the range of
installed software applications on the cell
phone.
Driving tips
Create the entries.
Notes
Navigation
Information about suitable cell phones, available
software applications and their installation can
be found at www.bmw.com/connectivity or at
the service center.
Press button twice to switch back to the
main menu.
Communication Entertainment
▷ Use only BMW approved software applica‐
tions; otherwise, it may result in malfunc‐
tions.
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Press button to switch within the cell
phone functions to a higher level or back.
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Mobility
To ensure that you remain mobile at all times, this
chapter supplies you with important information
on the topics of fuels and lubricants, wheels and
tires, service, maintenance, and Roadside
Assistance.
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Refueling
Refueling
Fuel cap
Do not pinch the retaining strap
Opening
1. Briefly press the rear edge of the fuel filler
flap.
Do not pinch the retaining strap attached
to the cap; otherwise, the cap cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape.
A message is displayed if the cap is loose or
missing.◀
Manually unlocking fuel filler flap
In the event of an electrical malfunction, for ex‐
ample.
2. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
Pull the green knob with the fuel pump symbol.
This releases the fuel filler flap.
3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler flap.
Observe the following when
refueling
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks
off the first time.
Handling fuels
Obey safety regulations posted at the gas
station.◀
Fuel tank capacity
Gasoline engine Fuel tank capacity: approx.
21.6 US gal/82 liters.
Closing
1. Fit the cap and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
2. Close the fuel filler flap.
Refuel promptly
Refuel below a range of 30 miles/50 km;
otherwise, engine functions are not ensured and
damage may occur.◀
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Refuel with unleaded fuel only
Do not use leaded fuel as this would per‐
manently damage the catalytic converter.◀
Do not refuel with ethanol
Do not refuel with E85, i.e., fuel with an
ethanol content of 85 %, or with Flex Fuel, as this
would damage the engine and fuel supply sys‐
tem.◀
Required fuel
Super premium gasoline/AKI 91
The use of poor-quality fuels may result in
driveability, starting and stalling problems es‐
pecially under certain environmental conditions
such as high ambient temperature and high al‐
titude.
Should you encounter driveability problems
which you suspect could be related to the fuel
you are using, we recommend that you respond
by switching to a recognized high-quality brand
such as gasoline that is advertised as Top Tier
Detergent Gasoline.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may result in unscheduled maintenance.◀
At a glance
Minimum fuel grade
Controls
Fuel quality
Driving tips
Fuel
Navigation
This gasoline is highly recommended.
Gasoline with lower AKI
However, you may also use gasoline with less
AKI.
The minimum AKI Rating is 89.
Communication Entertainment
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat‐
ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures.
This has no effect on the engine life.
Minimum fuel grade
Do not use any gasoline below the mini‐
mum specified fuel grade; otherwise, engine
damage may occur.◀
Use high-quality brands
Fuels containing up to and including 10 % etha‐
nol or other oxygenates with up to 2.8 % oxygen
by weight, that is, 15 % MTBE or 3 % methanol
plus an equivalent amount of co-solvent, will not
void the applicable warranties with respect to
defects in materials or workmanship.
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Mobility
Field experience has indicated significant differ‐
ences in fuel quality: volatility, composition, ad‐
ditives, etc., among gasolines offered for sale in
the United States and Canada.
Wheels and tires
Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressures up to 100 mph/
160 km/h
Safety information
For speeds of up to 100 mph/160 km/h and for
optimum driving comfort, note the pressure val‐
ues in the tire inflation pressure table, refer to
page 244, and adjust as necessary.
The tire characteristics and tire inflation pres‐
sure influence the following:
▷ The service life of the tires.
▷ Road safety.
▷ Driving comfort.
Checking the pressure
Only check the tire inflation pressure when the
tires are cold. This means after driving no more
than 1.25 miles/2 km or when the vehicle has
been parked for at least 2 hours. When the tires
are warm, the tire inflation pressure is higher.
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
Regularly check the tire inflation pressure
and correct it as needed: at least twice a month
and before a long trip. If you fail to observe this
precaution, you may be driving on tires with in‐
correct tire pressures, a condition that may not
only compromise your vehicle's driving stability,
but also lead to tire damage and the risk of an
accident.◀
After correcting the tire inflation pressure, rein‐
itialize the Tire Pressure Monitor.
Pressure specifications
The tire inflation pressure table, refer to
page 244, contains all pressure specifications
for the specified tire sizes at the ambient tem‐
perature. Pressure specifications apply to ap‐
proved tire sizes and recommended tire brands.
This information can be obtained from your
service center.
To identify the correct tire inflation pressure,
please note the following:
▷ Tire sizes of your vehicle.
These pressure values can also be found on the
tire inflation pressure label on the driver's door
pillar.
Maximum permissible speed
Do not exceed 100 mph/160 km/h; other‐
wise, tire damage and accidents may result.◀
Tire inflation pressure values up to
100 mph/160 km/h
740i, 740Li, 750i, 750Li
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Specifications in bar/
PSI with cold tires
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
2.2 / 32
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
▷ Vehicle load.
▷ Maximum allowable driving speed.
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Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
2.4 / 35
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
2.5 / 36
-
-
2.5 / 36
2.8/41
-
-
2.9 /42
2.6 / 38
2.3 / 33
2.4 / 35
-
-
2.6 / 38
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive
2.6 / 38
-
-
3.0 / 44
Tire size
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
760Li
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
2.2 / 32
2.4 / 35
2.4 / 35
2.6 / 38
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
2.4 / 35
2.6 / 38
2.2 / 32
-
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
2.4 / 35
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
Specifications in ar/
PSI with cold tires
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
2.2 / 32
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.3 / 33
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
2.5 / 36
-
-
2.6 / 38
2.8 / 41
-
-
3.0 / 44
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
2.3 / 33
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.3 / 33
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
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Specifications in bar/
PSI with cold tires
Communication Entertainment
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
Mobility
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
-
Controls
2.2 / 32
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
Reference
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
Driving tips
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
At a glance
Tire size
Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressures at max. speeds
above 100 mph/160 km/h
Speeds above 100 mph/160 km/h
In order to drive at maximum speeds in ex‐
cess of 100 mph/160 km/h, please observe, and,
if necessary, adjust tire pressures for speeds
exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h from the relevant
table on the following pages. Otherwise tire
damage and accidents could occur.◀
Tire inflation pressure values over
100 mph/160 km/h
740i, 740Li, 750i, 750Li
Without high-speed tuning feature
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Specifications in bar/
PSI with cold tires
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
2.2 / 32
2.6 / 38
245/50 R 18 100 H M 2.5 / 36
+S
2.8 / 41
245/45 R 19 102 V M 2.7 / 39
+S XL
3.2 / 46
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
-
2.5 / 36
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.6 / 38
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
2.7 / 39
-
-
2.9 /42
2.9 /42
-
-
3.3 / 48
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
760i, 760Li
Without high-speed tuning feature
2.4 / 35
2.8 / 41
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Specifications in bar/
PSI with cold tires
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
Tire size
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Specifications in bar/
PSI with cold tires
2.2 / 32
-
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.3 / 33
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y XL 2.4 / 35
-
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
2.6 / 38
F.: 245/35 R 21 96 Y XL 2.6 / 38
-
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
3.0 / 44
-
With high-speed tuning feature
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
2.6 / 38
2.8 / 41
2.8 / 41
3.1 / 45
2.5 / 36
-
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y 246
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F.: 245/35 R 21 96 Y XL 3.0 / 44
-
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
3.1 / 45
-
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Specifications in psi/
kilopascal with cold
tires
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
2.8 / 41
2.8 / 41
3.1 / 45
2.6 / 38
-
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.6 / 38
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
2.8 / 41
-
-
2.8 / 41
3.2 / 46
-
-
3.2 / 46
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
2.6 / 38
2.8 / 41
2.2 / 32
-
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.3 / 33
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
2.5 / 36
-
-
2.6 / 38
2.8 / 41
-
-
3.0 / 44
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
2.6 / 38
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
2.6 / 38
2.4 / 35
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
With high-speed tuning feature
Tire size
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive
With high-speed tuning feature
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Specifications in psi/
kilopascal with cold
tires
245/50 R 18 100 V M
+S A/S
2.6 / 38
At a glance
2.7 / 39
Controls
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
Specifications in psi/
kilopascal with cold
tires
Driving tips
-
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
Navigation
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y XL 2.7 / 39
Tire size
Communication Entertainment
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
2.9 /42
Mobility
Tire size
245/50 R 18 100 H M
+S
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Without high-speed tuning feature
Wheels and tires
Tire size
Pressure specifica‐
tions in bar/PSI
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL A/S
2.8 / 41
3.2 / 46
DOT … 3510: the tire was manufactured in the
35th week in 2010.
2.4 / 35
-
R.: 275/40 R 19 101 Y -
2.5 / 36
F.: 245/40 R 20 99 Y
XL
2.7 / 39
-
-
2.7 / 39
R.:
275/35 R 20 102 Y XL
F.:
245/35 R 21 96 Y XL
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tire age
245/45 R 19 102 V M
+S XL
F.: 245/45 R 19 98 Y
3510: tire age
3.0 / 44
-
-
3.2 / 46
R.:
275/30 R 21 98 Y XL
Recommendation
Regardless of wear, replace tires at least every
6 years.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width.
For example: Treadwear 200; Traction AA;
Temperature A
DOT Quality Grades
Tire identification marks
Treadwear
Tire size
Temperature A B C
255/50 R 19 103 Y
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal
Safety Requirements in addition to these
grades.
255: nominal width in mm
50: aspect ratio in %
Traction AA A B C
R: radial tire code
Treadwear
19: rim diameter in inches
Y = up to 186 mph, 300 km/h
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified gov‐
ernment test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half, 1 g, times as
well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however,
and may depart significantly from the norm due
to variations in driving habits, service practices
and differences in road characteristics and cli‐
mate.
Tire Identification Number
Traction
DOT code: DOT xxxx xxx 3510
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C.
103: load rating, not for ZR tires
Y: speed rating, before the R on ZR tires
Speed letter
T = up to 118 mph, 190 km/h
H = up to 131 mph, 210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph, 240 km/h
W = up to 167 mph, 270 km/h
xxxx: manufacturer code for the tire brand
xxx: tire size and tire design
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The temperature grades are A, the highest, B,
and C, representing the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sus‐
tained high temperature can cause the material
of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades Band A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
Temperature grade for this tire
The temperature grade for this tire is es‐
tablished for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinfla‐
tion, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and pos‐
sible tire failure.
At a glance
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.12 in/3 mm.
Winter tires
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.16 in/4 mm.
Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are
less suitable for winter operation.
Minimum tread depth
Controls
There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if
the tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.
Driving tips
Temperature
Summer tires
Navigation
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based
on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and
does not include acceleration, cornering, hydro‐
planing, or peak traction characteristics.
Tire tread
Wear indicators are distributed around the tire's
circumference and have the legally required
minimum height of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.
They are marked on the side of the tire with TWI,
Tread Wear Indicator.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.◀
Tire damage
RSC – Run-flat tires
General information
Run-flat tires, refer to page 251, are labeled with
a circular symbol containing the letters RSC
marked on the sidewall.
Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign ob‐
jects lodged in the tread, and tread wear.
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Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop
on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test surfa‐
ces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
Winter and all-season tires with better cold
weather performance than summer tires.
Indications of tire damage or other vehicle de‐
fects:
▷ Unusual vibrations during driving.
Mobility
Notes
M+S
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▷ Unusual handling such as a strong tendency
to pull to the left or right.
Wheels and tires
In case of tire damage
Approved wheels and tires
If there are indications of tire damage, re‐
duce your speed immediately and have the
wheels and tires checked right away; otherwise,
there is the increased risk of an accident.
The manufacturer of your vehicle recom‐
mends that you use only wheels and tires that
have been approved for your particular vehicle
model.
Drive carefully to the next service center or tire
shop.
For example, despite having the same official
size ratings, variations can lead to body contact
and with it, the risk of severe accidents.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.◀
Repair of tire damage
For safety reasons, the manufacturer of
your vehicle recommends that you do not have
damaged tires repaired; they should be re‐
placed. Otherwise, damage can occur as a re‐
sult.◀
The manufacturer of your vehicle cannot evalu‐
ate non-approved wheels and tires to determine
if they are suited for use, and therefore cannot
ensure the operating safety of the vehicle if they
are mounted.◀
Recommended tire brands
Changing wheels and tires
Mounting
Information on mounting tires
Have mounting and balancing performed
only by a service center or tire specialist.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
Wheel and tire combination
Information on the correct wheel-tire combina‐
tion and rim versions for your vehicle can be ob‐
tained from your service center.
Incorrect wheel and tire combinations impair the
function of a variety of systems such as ABS or
DSC.
To maintain good handling and vehicle re‐
sponse, use only tires with a single tread con‐
figuration from a single manufacturer.
Following tire damage, have the original wheel
and tire combination remounted on the vehicle
as soon as possible.
For each tire size, the manufacturer of your ve‐
hicle recommends certain tire brands. These
can be identified by a star on the tire sidewall.
With proper use, these tires meet the highest
standards for safety and handling.
New tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in pe‐
riod.
Drive conservatively for the first 200 miles/
300 km.
Retreaded tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle does not rec‐
ommend the use of retreaded tires.
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Possibly substantial variations in the de‐
sign and age of the tire casing structures can
limit service life and have a negative impact on
road safety.◀
Run-flat tires*
At a glance
Retreaded tires
Label
Winter tires
Do not exceed the maximum speed for the
winter tires; otherwise, tire damage and acci‐
dents can occur.◀
Run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
Rotating wheels between axles
The manufacturer of your vehicle advises
against swapping wheels between the front and
rear axles.
Continued driving with a damaged tire., refer to
page 93
Changing run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
Snow chains
Fine-link snow chains
Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have
been tested by the manufacturer of your vehicle,
classified as road-safe and recommended.
This can impair the handling characteristics.
Consult your service center for more informa‐
tion.
Storage
Use
Store wheels and tires in a cool, dry place with
as little exposure to light as possible.
Use only in pairs on the rear wheels, equipped
with the tires of the following size:
Always protect tires against all contact with oil,
grease and fuels.
▷ 245/50 R 18.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐
sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
Follow the chain manufacturer's instructions.
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Maximum speed for winter tires
The support of the sidewall allows the tire to re‐
main drivable to a restricted degree in the event
of a pressure loss.
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If the maximum speed of the vehicle is higher
than the permissible speed for the winter tires,
then display a corresponding sign in the field of
vision. You can obtain this sign from the tire spe‐
cialist or from your service center.
The wheels are composed of special rims and
tires that are self-supporting, to a limited de‐
gree.
Mobility
Maximum speed of winter tires
RSC label on the tire sidewall.
▷ 245/45 R 19.
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Although so-called all-season M+S tires do pro‐
vide better winter traction than summer tires,
they do not provide the same level of perform‐
ance as winter tires.
Controls
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends
winter tires for winter roads or at temperatures
below +45 ℉/+7 ℃.
Wheels and tires
Make sure that the snow chains are always suf‐
ficiently tight. Retighten as needed according to
the chain manufacturer's instructions.
Do not initialize the Tire Pressure Monitor after
mounting snow chains, as doing so may result
in incorrect readings.
When driving with snow chains, briefly activate
Dynamic Traction Control if necessary.
Maximum speed with snow chains
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph/50 km/h when
using snow chains.
Snow chain detection*
The concept
When using snow chains, you should set
whether you are driving with or without snow
chains via the iDrive.
At speeds above 30 mph/50 km/h, a Check
Control message is displayed. Deactivate
the status manually.
If not functioning properly:
▷ Snow chains are mounted. The setting is not
activated
.
A Check Control message is not displayed.
The automatic detection system is malfunc‐
tioning. Activate the status manually.
Activating/deactivating rear axle
steering
If the status indicating that snow chains are in
use is activated, the rear axle steering is deacti‐
vated automatically.
At speeds above 30 mph/50 km/h, the rear axle
steering is activated again, even though snow
chains are in use.
The snow chain detection system supports you
by automatically showing the detected state on
the Control Display.
When snow chains are in use, the rear axle steer‐
ing of the Integral Active Steering* is deacti‐
vated automatically.
At speeds above the maximum allowable speed
with snow chains of 30 mph/50 km/h, the rear
axle steering is activated again automatically.
Activating the status
1. "Settings"
2. "Tire chains"
3. "Tire chains installed"
Automatic detection
If functioning properly:
▷ Snow chains are mounted. The setting is not
activated
.
After you drive a short distance, a Check
Control message is shown and the state is
activated automatically.
Confirm the automatic activation.
▷ Snow chains are not mounted. The setting
is activated
.
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Engine compartment
Vehicle identification number*
2
Jump starting, negative terminal
3
Washer fluid reservoir
4
Jump starting, positive terminal
Hood
5
Oil filler neck. 760i/Li: filler neck is located
under a flap.
6
Coolant reservoir, removed 760i/Li.
Never reach into the engine compartment
Opening the hood
Working in the engine compartment
Never attempt to perform any service or
repair operations on your vehicle without the
necessary professional technical training.
Never reach into the intermediate spaces
or gaps in the engine compartment. Otherwise,
there is risk of injury, e.g. from rotating or hot
parts.◀
1. Pull the lever.
Mobility
If you are unfamiliar with the statutory guide‐
lines, have any work on the vehicle performed
only by a service center.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
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Driving tips
Controls
Important features in the engine compartment
Engine compartment
2. Press the release handle and open the hood.
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
hood is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
3. Be careful of protruding parts on the hood.
Danger of injury when the hood is open
There is a danger of injury from protruding
parts when the hood is open.◀
Closing the hood
Let the hood drop from a height of approx. 16 in/
40 cm and push down on it to lock it fully.
The hood must audibly engage on both sides.
Hood open when driving
If you see any signs that the hood is not
completely closed while driving, pull over imme‐
diately and close it securely.◀
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▷ "Engine oil level too high! Have this
checked."
Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Checking the oil level
The concept
The oil level is monitored electronically and dis‐
played on the Control Display.
Requirements
▷ The engine must be running and warm after
the vehicle has been driven for at least
6 miles/10 km.
Controls
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km.
Too much engine oil
Have the vehicle checked immedi‐
ately; otherwise, surplus oil can lead to en‐
gine damage.◀
▷ "Measurement inactive. Have this
checked."
Note the newly calculated remaining mile‐
age until the next oil service. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possible.
▷ The vehicle is stopped or being driven on a
level roadway.
Adding engine oil
Displaying the oil level
760i/Li: open/close flap
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. "Engine oil level"
Mobility
When the flap is closed, it must latch
Driving tips
Therefore, check the engine oil level after every
refueling using the electronic engine oil level
check.
▷ "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1
quart!"
Navigation
The engine oil consumption is dependent on the
driving style and driving conditions.
Duration while driving: approx. 5 minutes.
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General information
At a glance
Engine oil
Possible messages
▷ "Engine oil level OK"
▷ "Measurement not possible at this time."
Duration with the engine running: ap‐
prox. 3 minutes.
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▷ "Measuring engine oil level..."
Engine oil
Filler neck
When the indicator lights up in the instrument
cluster, add 1 US quart/liter of engine oil within
the next 125 miles/200 km.
Recommended oil types, refer to page 256.
Protect children
Keep oil, grease, etc., out of reach of chil‐
dren and heed the warnings on the containers
to prevent health risks.◀
Coolant
General information
Danger of burns from hot engine
Do not open the cooling system while the
engine is hot; otherwise, escaping coolant may
cause burns.◀
Suitable additives
Oil types
Only use suitable additives; otherwise, en‐
gine damage may occur. The additives are
harmful to your health.◀
Note
Coolant consists of water and additives.
No oil additives
Oil additives may lead to engine damage.◀
Not all commercially available additives are suit‐
able for your vehicle. Ask your service center for
suitable additives.
Approved oil types
Coolant level
Your service center can advise you on which en‐
gine oils have been approved by the manufac‐
turer of your vehicle.
If there is no Min– and Max– mark in the filler
neck of the coolant reservoir, have the coolant
level checked if necessary by your service cen‐
ter and add coolant as needed.
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the
engine.
Only use approved BMW High Performance oil.
Approved oils belong to the viscosity grades
SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40 and SAE
5W-30.
Alternative oil types
If the approved engine oils are not available, up
to 1 US quart/liter of another oil with the follow‐
ing specification may be used.
API SM quality standards or higher.
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Checking
1. Let the engine cool.
Driving tips
Controls
2. Turn the cap of the coolant reservoir slightly
counterclockwise to allow any excess pres‐
sure to dissipate, and then open it.
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3. The coolant level is correct if it lies between
the minimum and maximum marks in the
filler neck.
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
6. Have the cause of the coolant loss elimi‐
nated as soon as possible.
Disposal
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Mobility
Comply with the relevant environmental
protection regulations when disposing
of coolant and coolant additives.
Maintenance
Maintenance
BMW Maintenance System
The maintenance system directs you to re‐
quired maintenance measures and thereby sup‐
ports you in maintaining road safety and the op‐
erational reliability of the vehicle.
Condition Based Service CBS
Sensors and special algorithms take into ac‐
count the driving conditions of your vehicle.
Based on this, Condition Based Service deter‐
mines the maintenance requirements.
The system makes it possible to adapt the
amount of maintenance you need to your user
profile.
Details on the service requirements, refer to
page 81, can be displayed on the Control Dis‐
play.
Service data in the remote control
Information on the required maintenance is con‐
tinuously stored in the remote control. Your
service center will read out this data and suggest
the right array of service procedures for your ve‐
hicle.
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty Infor‐
mation Booklet for US models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for
additional information on service requirements.
Maintenance and repair should be performed by
your service center. Make sure to have regular
maintenance procedures recorded in the vehi‐
cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models, and in the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These en‐
tries are proof of regular maintenance.
Socket for OBD Onboard
Diagnosis
Therefore, hand your service specialist the re‐
mote control that you used most recently.
Storage periods
Storage periods during which the vehicle bat‐
tery was disconnected are not taken into ac‐
count.
If this occurs, have a service center update the
time-dependent maintenance procedures,
such as checking brake fluid and, if necessary,
changing the engine oil and the microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter.
There is an OBD socket on the driver's side for
checking the primary components in the vehicle
emissions.
Emissions
▷ The warning lamp lights up:
Emissions are deteriorating. Have
the vehicle checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
▷ The warning lamp flashes under cer‐
tain circumstances:
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This indicates that there is excessive
misfiring in the engine.
Controls
Reduce the vehicle speed and have
the system checked immediately;
otherwise, serious engine misfiring
within a brief period can seriously
damage emission control compo‐
nents, in particular the catalytic con‐
verter.
Fuel cap
The indicator lamp lights up.
Driving tips
If the fuel cap is not properly tightened,
the OBD system may conclude that fuel
vapor is escaping. If the cap is then tightened,
the display should go out in a short time.
Data memory
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Your vehicle records data relating to vehicle op‐
eration, faults and user settings. These data are
stored in the remote control and can be read out
with suitable devices, particularly when the ve‐
hicle is serviced. The data obtained in this way
provide valuable information for service proc‐
esses and repair or for optimizing and develop‐
ing vehicle functions further.
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Mobility
In addition, if you signed a service contract for
Assist, certain vehicle data can be sent directly
from the vehicle to facilitate the desired serv‐
ices.
Replacing components
Replacing components
Tool kit
3. Position the wiper blade in a horizontal po‐
sition.
4. Remove the wiper blade toward one side.
The tool kit is located in a fold-down cover in the
trunk lid.
Unscrew the wing nut to open.
Lamp and bulb replacement
Wiper blade replacement
General information
Do not fold down the wipers without wiper
blades
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution
to vehicle safety.
Do not fold down the wipers if wiper blades have
not been installed; this may damage the wind‐
shield.◀
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends
that you entrust corresponding procedures to
your service center if you are unfamiliar with
them or they are not described here.
Replacing the wiper blades
You can obtain a selection of replacement bulbs
at your service center.
1. To change the wiper blades, fold up, refer to
page 72, the wiper arms.
2. Fold up the wipers.
Danger of burns
Only change bulbs when they are cool;
otherwise, there is the danger of getting
burned.◀
Working on the lighting system
When working on the lighting system, you
should always switch off the lights affected to
prevent short circuits.
To avoid possible injury or equipment damage
when replacing bulbs, observe any instructions
provided by the bulb manufacturer.◀
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Turn signal
Xenon lamps
Use a clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or
hold the bulb by its base.◀
Because of the long life of these bulbs, the like‐
lihood of failure is very low. Switching the lamps
on and off frequently shortens their life.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
If a xenon bulb fails, switch on the front fog lamps
and continue the trip with great care. Comply
with local regulations.
These light-emitting diodes, which are related
to conventional lasers, are officially designated
as Class 1 light-emitting diodes.
Do not remove the covers
Do not remove the covers, and never stare
into the unfiltered light for several hours; other‐
wise, irritation of the retina could result.◀
Headlamp glass
Condensation can form on the inside of the ex‐
ternal lamps in cool or humid weather. When the
light is switched on, the condensation evapo‐
rates after a short time. The headlamp glasses
do not need to be changed.
If there is a large amount of moisture, e.g., water
droplets form in the lamp, have it checked by
your service center.
Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, in‐
cluding bulb replacement, performed only by a
service center.
Due to the high voltage present in the system,
there is the danger of fatal injuries if work is car‐
ried out improperly.◀
For checking and adjusting headlamp aim,
please contact your BMW center.
Turn signals, incl. side indicators
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 260.
These lamps are made using LED technology.
Please contact your service center in the event
of a malfunction.
Adaptive light control
Front lamps, bulb replacement
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 260.
At a glance
The illustration shows the left side of the engine
compartment.
1
Adaptive light control
2
Parking lamp, daytime running lights*
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55-watt bulb, H3.
Driving tips
Light-emitting diodes installed behind a cover
serve as the light source for controls, display el‐
ements and other equipment.
At a glance
Low beams/high beams
Controls
3
Navigation
Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare hands, as even minute amounts of
contamination will burn into the bulb's surface
and reduce its service life.
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Do not touch the bulbs
Replacing components
1. Open the folding cover in the engine com‐
partment.
1. Open the folding cover in the engine com‐
partment.
2. Turn the cap and remove it.
2. Turn the cap and remove it.
3. Squeeze the holder together and guide it
downward.
3. Turn the bulb holder.
Turn in the other direction on the right side.
4. Release the holder and fold it upward.
4. Remove the bulb and replace it.
5. Remove the bulb and replace it.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in
the reverse order.
6. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in
the reverse order.
Front fog lamps
Parking lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 260.
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 260.
35-watt bulb, H8.
The illustration shows the left side of the engine
compartment.
35-watt bulb, H8.
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plate lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs., refer to page 260
These lights are made using LED technology.
At a glance
1. Snap out the grill at the recess, arrow.
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs., refer to page 260
Access to the lamps
3. Pull the lamp out toward the front.
4. Remove the bulb and replace it.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in
the reverse order.
2. Fold away the cover.
Tail lamps, bulb replacement
At a glance
1
Turn signal
2
Backup lamp
3
Inside brake lamp*
4
Tail lamp
5
Outside brake lamp
6
Rear reflector*
Mobility
3. Replace the defective bulb.
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1. Remove the three screws using the screw
driver from the tool kit.
Reference
2. Remove the screw using a screw driver.
Driving tips
Lamps in the trunk lid
Controls
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Replacing components
Jacking points for the vehicle jack
Inside brake lamp*
21-watt bulb, H21W.
Pull out the bulb and replace it.
The jacking points for the vehicle jack are lo‐
cated in the positions shown.
Backup lamp
Lug bolt lock*
16-watt bulb, W16W.
Pull out the bulb and replace it.
The lug bolt lock is in the tool kit or in a storage
compartment close to the tool kit.
Changing wheels
Notes
The vehicle equipment does not include a spare
tire.
When using run-flat tires* or tire sealants, a tire
does not need to be changed immediately in the
event of pressure loss due to a flat tire.
The tools for changing wheels are available as
accessories from your service center.
▷ Lug bolt, arrow 1.
▷ Adapter, arrow 2.
Removing
1. Attach the adapter to the wheel lug.
2. Unscrew the lug bolt.
Remove the adapter after screwing the lug bolt
back on.
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Use approved vehicle batteries only.
Only use vehicle batteries that have been
approved for your vehicle by the manufacturer;
otherwise, the vehicle could be damaged and
systems or functions may not be fully availa‐
ble.◀
Plastic tweezers and information on the fuse
types and locations are stored in the fuse box in
the cargo area.
In the glove compartment
Navigation
After a battery replacement, have the battery
registered on the vehicle by your service center
to ensure that all comfort functions are fully
available.
Charging the battery
In the vehicle, only charge the battery via the
terminals, refer to page 268, in the engine com‐
partment with the engine off.
Push the handle up, arrow 1, and open the lid,
arrow 2.
Power failure
After a temporary power loss, some equipment
needs to be reinitialized.
In the cargo area
Individual settings need to be reprogrammed:
▷ Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory:
store the positions again.
▷ Time: update.
▷ Date: update.
▷ Radio station: save again.
▷ Navigation system: wait for the operability of
the navigation.
Disposing of old batteries
Have old batteries disposed of by your
service center or bring them to a recy‐
cling center.
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Battery replacement
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse and
do not replace a defective fuse with a substitute
of another color or amperage rating; this could
lead to a circuit overload, ultimately resulting in
a fire in the vehicle.◀
Open the cover on the right side trim.
Information on the fuse types and locations is
found on a separate sheet.
Maintain the battery in an upright position for
transport and storage. Secure the battery so
that it does not tip over during transport.
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Mobility
Your service center will be glad to advise you on
questions regarding the battery.
Replacing fuses
Reference
The battery is maintenance-free, i.e., the elec‐
trolyte will last for the life of the battery.
At a glance
Maintenance
Controls
Fuses
Driving tips
Vehicle battery
Breakdown assistance
Breakdown assistance
Hazard warning flashers
▷ Under certain circumstances, the system
can be reactivated by a service center after
you sign a new contract.
Initiating an Emergency Request
The button is located in the center console.
Emergency Request*
Requirements
▷ Equipment version with full preparation
package mobile phone.
An Emergency Request can be made, even
if no mobile phones are paired with the ve‐
hicle.
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
▷ The radio ready state is switched on.
▷ The BMW Assist system is logged in to a
wireless communications network sup‐
ported by BMW Assist.
▷ The Assist system is functional.
Only press the SOS button in an emergency.
Emergency Request not guaranteed
For technical reasons, the Emergency Re‐
quest cannot be guaranteed under unfavorable
conditions.◀
Service contract
▷ After your contract with BMW Assist has ex‐
pired, the BMW Assist system can be deac‐
tivated by the service center without you
having to visit a workshop.
After deactivation, an Emergency Request
is no longer possible.
1. Press the cover briefly to open it.
2. Press the SOS button until the LED in the
button lights up.
▷ The LED lights up: an Emergency Request
was initiated.
If the situation allows, wait in your vehicle
until the voice connection has been estab‐
lished.
▷ The LED flashes if the connection to the
BMW Assist Response Center has been es‐
tablished.
After the Emergency Request arrives at the
BMW Assist Response Center, the BMW
Assist Response Center contacts you and
takes further steps to help you.
Even if you are unable to respond, the BMW
Assist Response Center can take further
steps to help you under certain circumstan‐
ces.
For this purpose, data that are used to de‐
termine the necessary rescue measures,
such as the current position of the vehicle if
it can be established, are transmitted to the
BMW Assist Response Center.
▷ If the LED is flashing but the BMW Assist
Response Center cannot be heard on the
hands-free system, the hands-free system
may be malfunctioning. However, the BMW
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Notes
If the battery is discharged, an engine can be
started using the battery of another vehicle and
two jumper cables. Only use jumper cables with
fully insulated clamp handles.
The warning triangle is located in the container
on the inside of the trunk lid.
Unscrew the wing nut to open.
To prevent personal injury or damage to both
vehicles, adhere strictly to the following proce‐
dure.
Do not touch live parts
First aid kit*
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal injury,
always avoid all contact with electrical compo‐
nents while the engine is running.◀
Preparation
1. Check whether the battery of the other ve‐
hicle has a voltage of 12 volts. This informa‐
tion can be found on the battery.
2. Switch off the engine of the assisting vehi‐
cle.
The first aid kit is located in the container on the
inside of the trunk lid.
Unscrew the wing nut to open.
Some of the articles have a limited service life.
Check the expiration dates of the contents reg‐
ularly and replace any items promptly.
At a glance
Driving tips
The Roadside Assistance, refer to page 235
phone number can be viewed on the iDrive or a
connection to Roadside Assistance* can be es‐
tablished directly.
Controls
Roadside Assistance
Navigation
Warning triangle*
Roadside Assistance can be reached around the
clock in many countries. You can obtain assis‐
tance there in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
Communication Entertainment
Under certain conditions, an Emergency Re‐
quest is automatically initiated immediately after
a severe accident. Automatic Collision Notifica‐
tion is not affected by pressing the SOS button.
Service availability
3. Switch off any electronic systems/power
consumers in both vehicles.
Bodywork contact between vehicles
Make sure that there is no contact be‐
tween the bodywork of the two vehicles; other‐
wise, there is the danger of short circuits.◀
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Initiating an Emergency Request
automatically
Roadside Assistance
Reference
Assist Response Center may still be able to
hear you.
Breakdown assistance
Starting aid terminals
Connecting order
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order; otherwise, there is the danger of injury
from sparking.◀
body ground of the vehicle providing assis‐
tance.
5. Attach the other end of the cable to the neg‐
ative terminal of the battery, or to the corre‐
sponding engine or body ground of the ve‐
hicle to be started.
Starting the engine
Never use spray fluids to start the engine.
1. Start the engine of the assisting vehicle and
let it run for several minutes at an increased
idle speed.
The so-called starting aid terminal in the engine
compartment acts as the battery's positive ter‐
minal.
If the vehicle being started has a diesel en‐
gine: let the engine of the assisting vehicle
run for approx. 10 minutes.
2. Start the engine of the vehicle being started
in the usual way.
If the first starting attempt is not successful,
wait a few minutes before making another
attempt in order to allow the discharged bat‐
tery to recharge.
3. Let both engines run for several minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse
order.
Check the battery and recharge if necessary.
The body ground or a special nut acts as the
negative terminal.
Tow-starting and towing
Connecting the cables
Transporting your vehicle
1. Pull off the cap of the BMW starting aid ter‐
minal.
Note
2. Attach one terminal clamp of the positive
jumper cable to the positive terminal of the
battery, or to the corresponding starting aid
terminal of the vehicle providing assistance.
3. Attach the other end of the cable to the pos‐
itive terminal of the battery, or to the corre‐
sponding starting aid terminal of the vehicle
to be started.
Your vehicle is not permitted to be towed.
Therefore, contact a service center in the event
of a breakdown.
Do not have the vehicle towed
Have your vehicle transported on a loading
platform only; otherwise, damage may occur.◀
4. Attach one terminal clamp of the negative
jumper cable to the negative terminal of the
battery, or to the corresponding engine or
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Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may
result.◀
▷ The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it
is secured with an offset.
Tow-starting
When starting to tow the vehicle, make sure that
the tow rope is taut.
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
Due to the automatic transmission, the engine
cannot be started by tow-starting.
Have the cause of the starting difficulties rem‐
edied.
Towing other vehicles
Tow rope
To avoid jerking and the associated stresses on
the vehicle components when towing, always
use nylon ropes or nylon straps.
Attaching the tow rope correctly
Only secure the tow rope on the tow fit‐
ting; otherwise, damage can occur when it is se‐
cured on other parts of the vehicle.◀
General information
Light towing vehicle
Tow fitting
Your vehicle must not be lighter than the
vehicle being towed; otherwise, it will not be
possible to control vehicle response.◀
Attaching the tow bar/tow rope correctly
Attach the tow bar or tow rope to the tow
fitting; connecting it to other vehicle parts may
cause damage.◀
▷ Switch on the hazard warning system, de‐
pending on local regulations.
▷ If the electrical system has failed, clearly
identify the vehicle being towed by placing
a sign or a warning triangle in the rear win‐
dow.
The screw-in tow fitting should always be car‐
ried in the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the
front or rear of the BMW. It is located in the con‐
tainer on the inside of the trunk lid.
Tow fitting, information on use
▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with
the vehicle and screw it all the way in.
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Controls
Do not lift the vehicle
▷ Maneuvering capability is limited during cor‐
nering.
Driving tips
Should it prove impossible to avoid mounting
the tow bar at an offset angle, please observe
the following:
Navigation
The tow fittings used should be on the same
side on both vehicles.
Communication Entertainment
Tow bar
Mobility
Towing methods when towing other
vehicles
Reference
Tow truck
Breakdown assistance
▷ Use the tow fitting for towing on paved roads
only.
▷ Use the tow fitting screwed in at the front for
maneuvering the vehicle only.
▷ Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g.,
do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting.
Otherwise, damage to the tow fitting and the ve‐
hicle can occur.◀
Screw thread
Push out the cover by pressing on the arrow
symbol.
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When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, hold them a sufficient distance away
and use a maximum temperature of 140 ℉/
60 ℃.
Guide rails in car washes
Holding them too close or using excessively
high pressures or temperatures can cause dam‐
age or preliminary damage that may then lead to
long-term damage.
Avoid car washes with guide rails higher
than 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the vehicle body
could be damaged.◀
Follow the operating instructions for the highpressure washer.◀
Before driving into a car wash
Cleaning sensors/cameras with highpressure washers
When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the exterior sensors and cameras, e.g.,
Park Distance Control*, for extended periods of
time and only from a distance of at least 12 in/
30 cm.◀
The vehicle is able to roll when the following
steps are taken:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Engage transmission position N.
3. Release the parking brake, refer to page 66,
or deactivate Automatic Hold, refer to
page 68.
4. Switch the engine off.
Wash your vehicle frequently, particularly in win‐
ter.
Transmission position P with the igni‐
tion off
Intense soiling and road salt can damage the ve‐
hicle.
When the ignition is switched off, position P
is engaged automatically. When in an auto‐
matic car wash, for example, ensure that the
ignition is not switched off accidentally.◀
Washing in automatic car washes
Your vehicle can be washed in automatic car
washes right from the start.
Give preference to cloth car washes or those
that use soft brushes in order to avoid paint
damage.
The vehicle cannot be locked from the outside
when in transmission position N.
A signal is sounded when an attempt is made to
lock the vehicle.
At a glance
▷ In some cases, an unintentional alarm can be
triggered by the interior motion sensor of the
alarm system*. Follow the instructions on
avoiding an unintentional alarm, refer to
page 44.
Steam jets or high-pressure washers
Controls
Notes
Driving tips
▷ Deactivate the rain sensor, refer to page 71,
to avoid unintentional wiper activation.
Navigation
Car washes
Communication Entertainment
Care
▷ Make sure that the wheels and tires are not
damaged by the transport mechanisms.
▷ Fold in the exterior mirrors; otherwise, they
may be damaged, depending on the width of
the vehicle.
Transmission position P is engaged automati‐
cally:
▷ When the ignition is switched off.
▷ After approx. 15 minutes.
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Note the following:
Mobility
Transmission position
Notes
Care
Headlamps
▷ Do not rub dry and do not use abrasive or
caustic cleansers.
▷ Soak areas that have been soiled e.g. due to
insects, with shampoo and wash off with
water.
▷ Thaw ice with de-icing spray; do not use an
ice scraper.
After washing the vehicle
After washing the vehicle, apply the brakes
briefly to dry them; otherwise, braking action can
be reduced and corrosion of the brake discs can
occur.
wear and premature degradation of the leather
surface.
To guard against discoloration, such as from
clothing, provide leather care roughly every two
months.
Clean light-colored leather more frequently as
dust and dirt are more noticeable.
Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and
grease will gradually break down the protective
layer of the leather surface.
Suitable care products are available from the
service center.
Upholstery material care
Vacuum regularly with a vacuum cleaner.
Vehicle care
Car care products
BMW recommends using cleaning and care
products from BMW, since these have been
tested and approved.
Car care and cleaning products
Follow the instructions on the container.
When cleaning the interior, open the doors or
windows.
If they are very dirty, e.g., beverage stains, use a
soft sponge or microfiber cloth with a suitable
interior cleaner.
Clean the upholstery down to the seams using
large sweeping motions. Avoid rubbing the ma‐
terial vigorously.
Damage from Velcro® fasteners
Open Velcro® fasteners on pants or other
articles of clothing can damage the seat covers.
Ensure that any Velcro® fasteners are closed.◀
Only use products intended for cleaning vehi‐
cles.
Caring for special components
Cleansers can contain substances that are dan‐
gerous and harmful to your health.◀
Light-alloy wheels
Vehicle paint
Regular care contributes to driving safety and
value retention.
Environmental influences can act on the vehicle
paint. Tailor the frequency and extent of your car
care to these influences.
Leather care
Remove dust from the leather often, using a
cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Otherwise, particles of dust and road grime
chafe in pores and folds, and lead to increased
Use wheel cleaner, particularly during the winter
months. Do not use aggressive, acidic, strongly
alkaline or abrasive cleaners, or steam jets
above 140 ℉/60 ℃; follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Chrome surfaces*
Carefully clean components such as the radiator
grille or door handles with an ample supply of
water, possibly with shampoo added, particu‐
larly when they have been exposed to road salt.
Rubber components
Aside from water, treat only with rubber cleans‐
ers.
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▷ Imitation leather surfaces.
▷ Headliner.
▷ Lamp lenses.
▷ Instrument cluster cover.
▷ Matte black spray-coated components.
Clean with a microfiber cloth.
Moisten the cloth lightly and use plastic
cleanser, if necessary.
Do not soak the headliner.
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol
or solvents
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol or sol‐
vents, such as lacquer thinners, heavy-duty
grease removers, fuel, or such; this could lead to
surface damage.◀
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again after they were removed for cleaning, for
example.◀
Floor mats can be removed from the passenger
compartment for cleaning.
If the floor carpets are very dirty, clean with a
microfiber cloth and water or a textile cleaner. To
prevent matting of the carpet, rub back and forth
in the direction of travel only.
Sensors/cameras
To clean sensors and cameras, use a cloth mois‐
tened with a small amount of glass cleaner.
Displays/screens
Clean the displays with a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning displays
Do not use chemical or household cleans‐
Safety belts
Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and
thus have a negative impact on safety.
Chemical cleaning
Do not clean chemically; this can destroy
the webbing.◀
Use only a mild soapy solution, with the safety
belts clipped into their buckles.
Do not allow the reels to retract the safety belts
until they are dry.
ers.
Keep all fluids and moisture away from the unit.
Otherwise, they could affect or damage surfa‐
ces or electrical components.
Avoid pressing too hard when cleaning and do
not use abrasive materials; otherwise, damage
can result.◀
Long-term vehicle storage
Your service center can advise you on what to
consider when storing the vehicle for longer
than three months.
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Controls
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Driving tips
These include:
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Navigation
Plastic components
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Communication Entertainment
Clean fine wood facing and fine wood compo‐
nents only with a moist rag. Then dry with a soft
cloth.
No objects in the area around the pedals
Mobility
Fine wood parts*
Floor carpets and floor mats*
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When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any sil‐
icon-containing car care products in order to
avoid damage or reduced noise damping.
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This chapter contains technical data, short
commands for the voice activation system, and an
index that will quickly take you to the information
you need.
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Technical data
Technical data
Dimensions
Width with mirrors, height with roof-mounted aerial
The two bottom values apply to L models.
Height with roof-mounted aerial 760Li: 58.7 in‐
ches/1,490 mm
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Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
Width without mirrors
Mobility
Communication Entertainment
Length, wheel base
The bottom values apply to L models.
Diameter: 40 ft/12.2 m
L model Ø: 41.7 ft/12.7 m
750i xDrive, 740d xDrive Ø: 41 ft/12.5 m
750Li xDrive Ø: 42.7 ft/13.0 m
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Smallest turning circle
Technical data
Weights
740i
740Li
Approved gross vehicle weight
lbs/kg
5,445/2,470
5,589/2,535
Load
lbs/kg
1,058/480
1,058/480
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,635/1,195
2,701/1,225
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
3,086/1,400
3,164/1,435
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
220/100
220/100
Trunk capacity
cu ft/l
17.7/500
17.7/500
750i
750Li
Approved gross vehicle weight
lbs/kg
5,699/2,585
5,820/2,640
Load
lbs/kg
1,058/480
1,058/480
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,789/1,265
2,855/1,295
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
3,120/1,415
3,197/1,450
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
220/100
220/100
Trunk capacity
cu ft/l
17.7/500
17.7/500
750i xDrive
750Li xDrive
Approved gross vehicle weight
lbs/kg
5,842/2,650
5,975/2,710
Load
lbs/kg
1,058/480
1,058/480
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,932/1,330
2,976/1,350
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
3,142/1,425
3,208/1,455
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
220/100
220/100
Trunk capacity
cu ft/l
17.7/500
17.7/500
760Li
Approved gross vehicle weight
lbs/kg
6,096/2,765
Load
lbs/kg
948/430
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
3,009/1,365
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
3,208/1,455
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lbs/kg
220/100
Trunk capacity
cu ft/l
17.7/500
Capacities
Notes
approx. 21.7/82
Windshield and headlamp
washer system
US quarts/liters
approx. 5.3/5.0
Fuel quality, refer
to page 243
Driving tips
US gal/liters
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Communication Entertainment
Navigation
Fuel tank
Controls
Approved roof load capacity
At a glance
760Li
Short commands of the voice activation system
Short commands of the voice activation
system*
General information
Instructions for voice activation system, refer to
page 25.
To have the available spoken instructions read
out loud: ›Voice commands‹
Adjusting
Vehicle
Function
Command
Open the main menu.
›Main menu‹
Open the options.
›Options‹
Open the settings.
›Settings‹
Info display of the instrument cluster.
›Info Display‹
Settings on the Control Display.
›Control display‹
Open the time and date.
›Time and date‹
Open the language and units.
›Language and units‹
Open the speed limit.
›Speed‹
Open the light.
›Lighting‹
Open the door lock.
›Door locks‹
Open the profiles.
›Profiles‹
Equipment*
Function
Command
Open the air conditioning settings.
›Climate‹
Open the Head-up Display.
›head up display‹
Enable the rear.
›Allow rear control‹
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Vehicle information
Command
Open the Owner's Manual.
›Display Owner's Manual‹
Open the Quick Reference Guide.
›Quick reference‹
Open the index.
›Owner's Manual‹
Open the search by pictures.
›Search by pictures‹
Command
Open the computer.
›Onboard info‹
Open the trip computer.
›Trip computer‹
Navigation
Function
Driving tips
Computer
Function
Command
Open the vehicle information.
›Vehicle info‹
Open the vehicle status.
›Vehicle status‹
Communication Entertainment
Vehicle
Navigation*
Function
Command
Navigation menu.
›Navigation‹
Open the destination entry.
›Enter address‹
Enter the address.
›Enter address‹
Open destination guidance.
›Guidance‹
Start destination guidance.
›Start guidance‹
Terminate destination guidance.
›Stop guidance‹
Open the home address.
›Home address‹
Open the route criteria.
›Route preference‹
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Controls
Owner's Manual
Short commands of the voice activation system
Function
Command
Open the route.
›Route information‹
Switch on the spoken instruction.
›Switch on voice instructions‹
Repeat the spoken instruction.
›Repeat voice instructions‹
Switch off the spoken instruction.
›Switch off voice instructions‹
Display the address book.
›Address book‹
Display the most recent destinations.
›Last destinations‹
Open the traffic bulletins.
›Traffic Info‹
Special destinations.
›Points of interest‹
Map
Function
Command
Display the map.
›Map‹
Map facing north.
›Map facing north‹
Map facing the direction of travel.
›Map in direction of travel‹
Perspective map.
›Map perspective view‹
Automatic scaling of the map.
›Map with automatic scaling‹
Scale...feet.
›Map scale ... feet‹
Scale...meters.
›Map scale ... meters‹ e.g., map scale 100 meters
Scale...kilometers.
›Map scale ... kilometers‹ e.g., map scale 5 kilo‐
meters
Scale...miles.
›Map scale ... miles‹ e.g., map scale 5 miles
Split screen settings
Function
Command
Split screen.
›Switch on splitscreen‹
Switch off the split screen.
›Turn off split screen‹
Adjust the split screen.
›Split screen content‹
Split screen, map facing north.
›Split screen map facing north‹
Split screen, current position.
›Split screen current position‹
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Split screen, perspective.
›Split screen perspective‹
Split screen, expanded intersection zoom.
›Splitscreen Exit ramp view‹
Split screen scale...feet.
›Split screen scale ... feet‹ e.g., split screen scale
100 feet
Split screen scale...meters.
›Split screen scale ... meters‹ e.g., split screen
scale 100 meters
Split screen scale...kilometers.
›Split screen scale ... kilometers‹ e.g., split screen
scale 5 kilometers
Split screen scale...miles.
›Split screen scale ... miles‹ e.g., split screen
scale 5 miles
Split screen, highlight the traffic situation.
›Split screen, Traffic conditions‹
Split screen, computer.
›Split screen on board info‹
Split screen, trip computer.
›Splitscreen trip computer‹
Split screen, scale automatically.
›Split screen automatic scaling‹
Command
Enter a new destination.
›Enter address‹
Trip list.
›Stored trips‹
Radio
FM
Command
Open a frequency.
›Frequency ... megahertz‹ e.g., 93.5 megahertz
or frequency 93.5
Open the radio.
›Radio‹
Open the FM stations.
›F M‹
Open the manual search.
›Manual‹
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Communication Entertainment
Destination guidance with intermediate destinations
At a glance
›Split screen map in direction of travel‹
Controls
Split screen, facing the direction of travel.
Driving tips
Command
Navigation
Function
Short commands of the voice activation system
Function
Command
Select a frequency range.
›Select frequency‹
Open a station.
›Select station‹
AM
Function
Command
Open a frequency.
›Frequency ... Kilohertz‹ e.g., frequency 753 or
753 kilohertz
Open the AM stations.
›A M‹
Open the manual search.
›Manual‹
Weather Band
Function
Command
Open the Weather Band.
›Weather band‹
Switch on the Weather Band.
›Weather band on‹
Select a Weather Band station.
›Select a weather channel‹
Satellite radio*
Function
Command
Open the satellite radio.
›Satellite radio‹
Switch on the satellite radio.
›Satellite radio on‹
Select a satellite radio channel.
›Select satellite radio‹ e.g., satellite radio channel
2
Stored stations
Function
Command
Open the stored stations.
›Presets‹
Choose a stored station.
›Select preset‹
Select a stored station.
›Preset ...‹ e.g., stored station 2
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Function
Command
Select a track.
›Track ...‹ e.g., track 5
or
›C D track ...‹ e.g., CD track 5
›C D on‹
Select a CD.
›Select C D‹
Select a CD and track.
›C D ... track ...‹ e.g., CD 3 track 5
Open the CD and Multimedia menu.
›C D and multimedia‹
CD and DVD.
›C D‹
Select a DVD.
›D V D ...‹ e.g. DVD 3
Display the entertainment details on a split
screen.
›Entertainment details‹
Navigation
Play back a CD.
Driving tips
CD/DVD drive
Controls
At a glance
CD/Multimedia*
Command
Search for music, open a menu.
›Music search‹
Open the current playback.
›Current playback‹
Open the music collection.
›Music collection‹
Play back the music collection.
›Music collection on‹
Play back the most frequently played tracks.
›Top fifty‹
Function
Command
Open the external devices.
›External devices‹
Open the Bluetooth devices.
›Bluetooth‹
AUX at front.
›AUX front‹
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Communication Entertainment
Music collection
Short commands of the voice activation system
Tone
Function
Command
Open the tone settings.
›Tone‹
Telephone*
Function
Command
Dial a phone number.
›Dial number‹
Open the Telephone menu.
›Telephone‹
Display the phone book.
›Phonebook‹
Redialing.
›Redial‹
Display received calls.
›Received calls‹
List of messages
›Messages‹
Open the Bluetooth devices.
›Bluetooth‹
Office*
Function
Command
Open the Office menu.
›Office‹
Display Office Today.
›Current office‹
Display the contacts.
›Contacts‹
Display the messages.
›Messages‹
Display the calendar.
›Calendar‹
Display the tasks.
›Tasks‹
Display the reminders.
›Reminders‹
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Command
Select a name.
›Choose name‹
My contacts.
›My contacts‹
Open the contacts.
›Contacts‹
New contact.
›New contact‹
Controls
Function
At a glance
Contacts*
Command
Open BMW ConnectedDrive.
›Connected Drive‹
Open BMW Search.
›B M W Online‹
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Navigation
Function
Driving tips
BMW ConnectedDrive*
Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Index
A
ABS, Antilock Brake Sys‐
tem 98
ACC, Active Cruise Control
with Stop & Go 105
Activated-charcoal filter 128
Active Blind Spot Detec‐
tion 95
Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go, ACC 105
Active seat, front 50
Active seat ventilation,
front 51
Active seat ventilation,
rear 53
Active Steering, integral 101
Adaptive brake assistant 98
Adaptive brake lights, refer to
Brake force display 97
Adaptive drive 100
Adaptive light control 85
Adaptive light control, bulb re‐
placement 261
Additional telephone 212
Additives, oil 256
Adjustments, seats/head re‐
straints 48
Airbags 88
Airbags, indicator/warning
light 89
Air circulation, refer to Recir‐
culated-air mode 126
Air distribution, manual 125
Air drying, refer to Cooling
function 127
Air pressure, tires 244
Air vents, refer to Ventila‐
tion 128
Air volume, automatic climate
control 126
Alarm system 43
Alarm, unintentional 44
All around the center con‐
sole 17
All around the headliner 18
All around the steering
wheel 12
ALL program, automatic cli‐
mate control 127
All-season tires, refer to Win‐
ter tires 251
All-wheel-drive 99
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitter 133
Alternative oil types 256
AM/FM station 172
Announcement, navigation,
refer to Spoken instruc‐
tions 161
Antifreeze, washer fluid 72
Antilock Brake System,
ABS 98
Anti-slip control, refer to
DSC 98
Appointments 228
Approved engine oils 256
Apps 238
Armrest, refer to Center arm‐
rest 139
Arrival time 79
Ashtray 134
Assist 234
Assistance, Roadside Assis‐
tance 267
Assistance when driving
off 98
Audio playback 179
Audio playback, Blue‐
tooth 194
Audio remote control 198
AUTO intensity 126
Automatic car wash 271
Automatic climate con‐
trol 125
Automatic Cruise Control with
Stop & Go 105
Automatic Curb Monitor 59
Automatic deactivation, front
passenger airbags 89
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 85
Automatic Hold 68
Automatic locking 39
Automatic recirculated-air
control 126
Automatic Soft Closing,
doors 39
Automatic Soft Closing, trunk
lid 40
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 72
Automatic trunk lid 40
AUTO program, automatic cli‐
mate control 126
AUTO program, intensity 126
AUX-IN port 190
Average fuel consumption 78
Average speed 78
Axle loads, weights 278
B
Backrest curvature, refer to
Lumbar support 49
Backrest, seats 48
Backrest, width 49
Back seats, adjusting 51
Backup camera 116
Backup lamps, bulb replace‐
ment 263
Balance 170
Band-Aids, refer to First aid
kit 267
Bar for tow-starting/tow‐
ing 269
Basic position, rear seats 52
Bass 170
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Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
Calendar 228
California Proposition 65
Warning 7
Camera, backup camera 118
Camera, care 273
Camera, Side View 119
Camera, Top View 120
Can holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 140
Car battery 265
Car care products 272
Care, displays 273
Care, vehicle 272
Cargo 146
Cargo area lid 39
Cargo area, storage compart‐
ments 140
Cargo straps, securing
cargo 147
Car key, refer to Remote con‐
trol 32
Carpet, care 273
Car wash 271
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 144
CBS Condition Based Serv‐
ice 258
CD/DVD 179
CD/DVD player, rear 199, 204
CDs, storing 186
Cell phone 212
Center armrest 139
Center console 17
Central locking system 35
Central screen, refer to Control
Display 19
Changes, technical, refer to
Safety 7
Changing parts 260
Communication Entertainment
C
Changing wheels/tires 250
Check Control 82
Children, seating position 61
Children, transporting
safely 61
Child restraint fixing sys‐
tem 61
Child restraint fixing system
LATCH 62
Child restraint fixing systems,
mounting 61
Child-safety locks 64
Child seat, mounting 61
Child seats 61
Chrome parts, care 272
Cigarette lighter 134
Cleaning, displays 273
Climate control 125
Climate control on head‐
liner 130
Climate control wind‐
shield 145
Clock 77
Closing/opening from in‐
side 39
Closing/opening via door
lock 38
Closing/opening with remote
control 36
Clothes hooks 140
Collision warning 110
Combination instrument 14
Combination instrument, elec‐
tronic displays 16
Combination switch, refer to
Turn signals 70
Combination switch, refer to
Wiper system 70
Comfort Access 42
COMFORT program, Dynamic
Driving Control 103
Computer 77
Concierge service 235
Condensation on win‐
dows 126
Condensation under the vehi‐
cle 146
Mobility
Bulb replacement, rear 263
Bulbs and lamps 260
Button, RES 107
Button, Start/Stop 65
Bypassing, refer to starting
aid 267
Reference
Battery replacement, audio re‐
mote control 198
Battery replacement, remote
control, rear entertain‐
ment 200
Battery replacement, vehicle
battery 265
Battery replacement, vehicle
remote control 32
Battery, vehicle 265
Before entering the car
wash 271
Belts, safety belts 53
Beverage holder, cu‐
pholder 140
Blinds, sun protection 45
Bluetooth audio 194
BMW Apps 238
BMW Apps, video play‐
back 193
BMW Assist 234
BMW EfficientDynamics, refer
to Saving fuel 148
BMW homepage 6
BMW Internet page 6
BMW Maintenance Sys‐
tem 258
BMW Online 236
Bottle holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 140
Brake assistant 98
Brake assistant, adaptive 98
Brake discs, breaking in 144
Brake force display 97
Brake lamps, brake force dis‐
play 97
Brake lamps, bulb replace‐
ment 263
Brake lights, adaptive 97
Brake pads, breaking in 144
Braking, notes 145
Breakdown assis‐
tance 266, 267
Breaking in 144
Brightness of Control Dis‐
play 81
Bulb replacement 260
Bulb replacement, front 261
Everything from A to Z
Condition Based Service
CBS 258
Confirmation signal 37
Contacts 223, 232
Control Display 19
Control Display, settings 80
Controller 19
Control systems, driving sta‐
bility 98
Convenient opening 36
Coolant 256
Coolant temperature 76
Cooler 135
Cooling function 127
Cooling, maximum 126
Cooling system 256
Corrosion on brake discs 146
Cruise control 111
Cruise control, active with
Stop & Go 105
Cruising range 75
Cupholder 140
Curb weight 278
Current fuel consumption 76
Current location, storing 154
Customer Relations 237
D
Damage, tires 249
Damping control, dy‐
namic 100
Data, technical 276
Date 77
Daytime running lights 85
Defrosting, refer to Windows,
defrosting 126
Destination distance 78
Destination guidance 159
Destination guidance with in‐
termediate destinations 158
Destination input, naviga‐
tion 152
Digital clock 77
Digital radio 173
Dimensions 276
Dimmable interior rearview
mirror 59
Direction indicator, refer to
Turn signals 70
Display in front wind‐
shield 123
Display, instrument cluster 75
Display lighting, refer to Instru‐
ment lighting 87
Displays 14
Displays, cleaning 273
Disposal, coolant 257
Disposal, vehicle battery 265
Distance control, refer to
PDC 113
Distance, selecting for
ACC 106
Distance to destination 78
Divided screen view, split
screen 23
Door lock, refer to Remote
control 32
Doors, Automatic Soft Clos‐
ing 39
Downhill control 99
Drive-off assistant 98
Drive-off assistant, refer to
DSC 98
Driving instructions, breaking
in 144
Driving notes, general 144
Driving stability control sys‐
tems 98
Driving tips 144
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 98
DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol 99
DVD/CD 179
DVD/CD notes 185
DVD/CD player, rear 199, 204
DVD changer 183
DVD settings 182
DVDs, storing 186
DVD, video 181
Dynamic Damping Con‐
trol 100
Dynamic destination guid‐
ance 165
Dynamic Drive 100
Dynamic Driving Control 102
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 98
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 99
E
EfficientDynamics, refer to
Saving fuel 148
Electronic displays, instru‐
ment cluster 16
Electronic engine oil level
check 255
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to DSC 98
Emergency detection, remote
control 33
Emergency release, door
lock 38
Emergency release, fuel filler
flap 242
Emergency release, parking
brake 67
Emergency Request 266
Emergency service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 267
Emergency start function, en‐
gine start 33
Emergency unlocking, trunk
lid 42
Energy Control 76
Energy recovery 77
Engine compartment 253
Engine compartment, working
in 253
Engine coolant 256
Engine oil 255
Engine oil, adding 255
Engine oil additives 256
Engine oil filler neck 255
Engine oil temperature 76
Engine oil types, alterna‐
tive 256
Engine oil types, ap‐
proved 256
Engine start during malfunc‐
tion 33
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G
Garage door opener, refer to
Integrated universal remote
control 132
Gas station recommenda‐
tion 161
Gear change, automatic trans‐
mission 73
General driving notes 144
Gentleman function 50
Glass sunroof, powered 46
Glove compartment 138
GPS navigation, refer to Navi‐
gation system 152
Gross vehicle weight, ap‐
proved 278
Gross weight, permissible for
trailer towing 278
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Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
Hand brake, refer to Parking
brake 66
Hand-held transmitter, alter‐
nating code 133
Hazard warning flashers 266
HDC Hill Descent Control 99
HD Radio 173
Head airbags 88
Headlamp control, auto‐
matic 85
Headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture 84
Headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture via remote control 37
Headlamp flasher 70
Headlamp glass 261
Headlamps 261
Headlamps, care 272
Headlamp washer system 70
Headliner 18
Headphones, rear entertain‐
ment 202, 207
Head restraints 48
Head restraints, front 54
Head restraints, rear 55
Head-up Display 123
Head-up Display, care 273
Heavy cargo, stowing 147
Height, seats 48
Height with roof-mounted aer‐
ial, vehicle 276
High-beam Assistant 86
High beams 70
High beams/low beams, refer
to High-beam Assistant 86
Hill Descent Control HDC 99
Hills 146
Hill start assistant, refer to
Drive-off assistant 98
Hints 6
Holder for beverages 140
Homepage 6
Hood 253
Horn 12
Hotel function, trunk lid 41
Hot exhaust system 144
Communication Entertainment
Fader 170
Failure message, refer to
Check Control 82
False alarm, refer to Uninten‐
tional alarm 44
Fan, refer to Air volume 126
Fault displays, refer to Check
Control 82
Filler neck for engine oil 255
Fine wood, care 273
First aid kit 267
Fitting for towing, refer to Tow
fitting 269
Flat tire, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 91
Flat tire, warning lamp 92
Flat tire, wheel change 264
Flooding 145
Floor carpet, care 273
Floor mats, care 273
FM/AM station 172
H
Mobility
F
Folding table in the rear 136
Fold-out position, windshield
wipers 72
Foot brake 145
Front airbags 88
Front fog lamps 87
Front fog lamps, front, bulb re‐
placement 262
Front lamps 261
Front passenger airbags, au‐
tomatic deactivation 89
Front passenger airbags, indi‐
cator lamp 90
Front passenger seat, adjust‐
ing 50
Front seats, adjusting 48
Fuel cap 242
Fuel consumption, current 76
Fuel consumption, refer to
Average fuel consump‐
tion 78
Fuel filler flap 242
Fuel gauge 75
Fuel quality 243
Fuel, tank capacity 279
Fuse 265
Reference
Engine start, refer to Starting
the engine 65
Engine start, Starting aid 267
Engine stop 66
Engine temperature 76
Entering/exiting vehicle, assis‐
tance, steering wheel 60
Equalizer 170
Equipment, interior 132
ESP Electronic Stability Pro‐
gram, refer to DSC 98
Exchanging wheels/tires 250
Exhaust system 144
Exterior mirror, automatic dim‐
ming feature, dimmable exte‐
rior mirrors 59
Exterior mirrors 58
External devices 190
External start 267
External temperature dis‐
play 76
External temperature warn‐
ing 76
Eyes for securing cargo 147
Everything from A to Z
House number, entering for
navigation 153
Hydroplaning 145
I
Ice warning, refer to External
temperature warning 76
Icy roads, refer to External
temperature warning 76
Identification marks, tires 248
Identification number, refer to
Engine compartment 253
iDrive 19
Ignition key, refer to Remote
control 32
Ignition off 65
Ignition on 65
Indication of a flat tire 92
Indicator and warning mes‐
sages 14
Indicator lamps 14
Individual air distribution 125
Individual settings, refer to
Personal Profile 33
Inflation pressure, tires 244
Info display, refer to Com‐
puter 77
Information on the navigation
data 166
Initialization, Integral Active
Steering 101
Initializing, Tire Pressure Mon‐
itor TPM 92
Instrument cluster 14, 75
Instrument cluster, electronic
displays 16
Instrument lighting 87
Integral Active Steering 101
Integrated key 32
Integrated universal remote
control 132
Intensity, AUTO program 126
Interactive map 156
Interior equipment 132
Interior lamps 87
Interior lamps via remote con‐
trol 36
Interior motion sensor 44
Interior rearview mirror 59
Interior rearview mirror, auto‐
matic dimming feature 59
Intermediate destinations 158
Internet page 6
Intersection, entering for navi‐
gation 153
Interval display, service re‐
quirements 81
iPod/iPhone 191
J
Jacking points for the vehicle
jack 264
Jack, refer to Vehicle jack 264
Joystick, automatic transmis‐
sion 73
K
Key/remote control 32
Keyless Go, refer to Comfort
Access 42
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 33
Kickdown, automatic trans‐
mission 73
Knee airbag 88
L
Lamp replacement 260
Lamp replacement, front 261
Lamp replacement, rear 263
Lamps 84
Lamps and bulbs 260
Lane departure warning 94
Lane margin, warning 94
Language on Control Dis‐
play 81
Lashing eyes, securing
cargo 147
LATCH child restraint fixing
system 62
Leather, care 272
LEDs, light-emitting di‐
odes 261
Length, vehicle 277
Letters and numbers, enter‐
ing 24
License plate lamp, bulb re‐
placement 263
Light-alloy wheels, care 272
Light control 85
Light-emitting diodes,
LEDs 261
Lighter, front 134
Lighter, rear 134
Lighting 84
Lighting via remote control 36
Light switch 84
Load 147
Loading 146
Lock, door 38
Locking/unlocking from in‐
side 39
Locking/unlocking via door
lock 38
Locking/unlocking with re‐
mote control 36
Locking, automatic 39
Locking, central 35
Locking via trunk lid 40
Lock, power window 45
Locks, doors, and win‐
dows 64
Low beams 84
Low beams, automatic, refer to
High-beam Assistant 86
Lower back support 49
Lug bolt lock 264
Luggage rack, refer to Roofmounted luggage rack 148
Lumbar support 49
M
Maintenance 258
Maintenance require‐
ments 258
Maintenance, service require‐
ments 81
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Navigation 152
Navigation data 166
Neck restraints, front, refer to
Head restraints 54
Neck restraints, rear, refer to
Head restraints 55
New wheels and tires 250
Night Vision with pedestrian
detection 120
NORMAL program, Dynamic
Driving Control 103
Notes 229
Nylon rope for tow-starting/
towing 269
P
Paint, vehicle 272
Panic mode 36
Park Distance Control
PDC 113
Parked-car ventilation 130
Parked vehicle, condensa‐
tion 146
Parking aid, refer to PDC 113
Parking brake 66
Parking lamps 84
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Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
OBD Onboard Diagnos‐
tics 258
Obstacle marking, backup
camera 117
Odometer 77
Office 223
Oil 255
Oil, adding 255
Oil additives 256
Oil change interval, service re‐
quirements 81
Oil filler neck 255
Oil level check 255
Oil types, alternative 256
Oil types, approved 256
Old batteries, disposal 265
Onboard Diagnostics
OBD 258
Onboard monitor, refer to
Control Display 19
Online, refer to BMW On‐
line 236
Opening/closing from in‐
side 39
Opening/closing via door
lock 38
Opening/closing with remote
control 36
Operating concept, iDrive 19
Outside air, refer to Automatic
recirculated-air control 126
Overheating of engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 76
Communication Entertainment
N
O
Mobility
Menus, refer to iDrive operat‐
ing concept 20
Message list, traffic bulle‐
tins 163
Messages 226
Messages, refer to Check
Control 82
Microfilter 128
Minimum tread, tires 249
Mirror 58
Mirror memory 57
Mobile communication devi‐
ces in the vehicle 145
Mobile phone 212
Modifications, technical, refer
to Safety 7
Moisture in headlamp 261
Monitor, refer to Control Dis‐
play 19
Mounting of child restraint fix‐
ing systems 61
MP3 player 190
Multifunction steering wheel,
buttons 12
Multimedia 179
Music collection 186
Music search 187
Music, storing 186
Reference
Maintenance System,
BMW 258
Malfunction displays, refer to
Check Control 82
Malfunction, self-leveling sus‐
pension 102
Manual air distribution 125
Manual air volume 126
Manual brake, refer to Parking
brake 66
Manual mode, transmis‐
sion 74
Manual operation, backup
camera 116
Manual operation, door
lock 38
Manual operation, exterior mir‐
rors 59
Manual operation, fuel filler
flap 242
Manual operation, Park Dis‐
tance Control PDC 114
Manual operation, parking
brake 67
Manual operation, Side
View 118
Manual operation, Top
View 119
Manual operation, trunk lid 40
Map, destination entry 156
Map in split screen 163
Map view 161
Marking on approved
tires 250
Marking, run-flat tires 251
Massage seat, front 50
Massage seat, rear 52
Master key, refer to Remote
control 32
Maximum cooling 126
Maximum speed, winter
tires 251
Measure, units of 81
Medical kit 267
Memory for seat, mirrors,
steering wheel 57
Menu in instrument cluster 77
Menus, operating, iDrive 19
Everything from A to Z
Parking lamps, bulb replace‐
ment 262
Parking with Auto Hold 68
Passenger side mirror, tilting
downward 59
Pathway lines, backup cam‐
era 116
PDC Park Distance Con‐
trol 113
Pedestrian detection, refer to
Night Vision 120
People detection, refer to
Night Vision 120
Permissible axle load 278
Personal information 223
Personal Profile 33
Phone 212
Pinch protection system, glass
sunroof 47
Pinch protection system, win‐
dows 45
Plastic, care 273
PlugIn 239
Position, storing 154
Postal code, entering in navi‐
gation 152
Power failure 265
Power sunroof, glass 46
Power windows 44
Pressure, tire air pres‐
sure 244
Profile, refer to Personal Pro‐
file 33
Programmable memory but‐
tons, iDrive 23
Protective function, glass sun‐
roof 47
Protective function, win‐
dows 45
Push-and-turn switch, refer to
Controller 19
R
Radiator fluid 256
Radio 172
Radio-operated key, refer to
Remote control 32
Radio ready state 65
Rain sensor 71
Random 180
Random playback 180
RDS 173
Reading out loud 230
Rear automatic climate con‐
trol 129
Rear axle steering 101
Rear cooler 135
Rear entertainment 199, 204
Rear lamps 263
Rear seats, adjusting 51
Rear seats, basic position 52
Rear sockets 135
Rear source, selecting for rear
entertainment 201, 206
Rearview mirror 58
Rear window defroster 127
Recirculated-air mode 126
Recommended tire
brands 250
Refueling 242
Remaining range 75
Reminders 229
Remote control/key 32
Remote control, audio 198
Remote control, malfunc‐
tion 37
Remote control, rear enter‐
tainment 200
Remote control, universal 132
Replacement fuse 265
Replacing parts 260
Replacing wheels/tires 250
Reporting safety defects 8
RES button 107
Reserve warning, refer to
Range 75
Resetting, Tire Pressure Mon‐
itor TPM 92
Residual heat, automatic cli‐
mate control 127
Retaining straps, securing
cargo 147
Retreaded tires 250
Roadside Assistance 235
Roadside parking lamps 85
Roller sunblinds 45
Roll stabilization, refer to
Adaptive Drive 100
Roll stabilization, refer to Dy‐
namic Drive 100
Roof load capacity 278
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 148
Rope for tow-starting/tow‐
ing 269
Route 160
Route criteria, route 159
Route, displaying 160
Routes, avoiding 160
Route section, bypassing 161
RSC Runflat System Compo‐
nent, refer to Run-flat
tires 251
Rubber components,
care 272
Run-flat tires 251
S
Safe braking 145
Safety 7
Safety belt reminder 54
Safety belts 53
Safety belts, care 273
Safety switch, windows 45
Safety systems, airbags 88
Satellite radio 174
Saving fuel 148
Scale, changing during navi‐
gation 162
Screen, refer to Control Dis‐
play 19
Screwdriver 260
Screw thread for tow fit‐
ting 270
Seat belts, refer to Safety
belts 53
Seat heating, front 50
Seat heating, rear 53
Seating position for chil‐
dren 61
Seat, mirror, and steering
wheel memory 57
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Controls
Driving tips
Tachometer 76
Tail and brake lamps 263
Tailgate 39
Tailgate, automatic 40
Tailgate via remote control 37
Tail lamps 263
Tail lamps, bulb replace‐
ment 263
Tasks 229
Technical changes, refer to
Safety 7
Technical data 276
TeleService 234
Temperature, automatic cli‐
mate control 126
Temperature display, external
temperature 76
Temperature, engine oil 76
Tempomat, refer to Active
Cruise Control 105
Terminal, starting aid 268
Text messages 226
Text message, supplemen‐
tary 83
Theft alarm system, refer to
Alarm system 43
Theft protection, lug
bolts 264
Theft protection, refer to Cen‐
tral locking system 35
Thermal camera, refer to Night
Vision 120
Thigh support 48
Tilt alarm sensor 44
Tilt, seats 48
Navigation
T
Communication Entertainment
Supplementary text mes‐
sage 83
Surround View 115
Suspension settings 102
Switch for Dynamic Driving
Control 102
Switch-on times, parked-car
ventilation 131
Switch, refer to Cockpit 12
Symbols 6
Mobility
Spare fuse 265
Special destinations, naviga‐
tion 155
Specified engine oil
types 256
Speed, average 78
Speed limit, setting 79
Speedometer 14
Split screen 23
Split screen map settings 163
Spoken instructions, naviga‐
tion 161
SPORT+ program, Dynamic
Driving Control 103
SPORT program, Dynamic
Driving Control 103
Sport program, transmis‐
sion 74
Stability control systems 98
Start/Stop button 65
Start function during malfunc‐
tion 33
Starting aid 267
Starting the engine 65
State/province, selecting for
navigation 152
Stations, stored 178
Station, storing 172
Status display, tires 91
Status information, iDrive 22
Status of Owner's Manual 6
Steering, Integral Active
Steering 101
Steering wheel, adjusting 60
Steering wheel heating 60
Steering wheel memory 57
Steptronic, automatic trans‐
mission 72
Stopping the engine 66
Storage compartments 138
Storage compartments, loca‐
tions 138
Storage, tires 251
Storing the vehicle 273
Street, entering for naviga‐
tion 153
Summer tires, tread 249
Reference
Seats 48
Seats, rear, adjusting 51
Seat ventilation, front 51
Seat ventilation, rear 53
Selection list in instrument
cluster 77
Selector lever, automatic
transmission 73
Self-leveling suspension, air
suspension 101
Self-leveling suspension, mal‐
function 102
Sensors, care 273
Service and warranty 7
Service requirements, CBS
Condition Based Serv‐
ice 258
Service requirements, dis‐
play 81
Service, Roadside Assis‐
tance 267
Settings on Control Dis‐
play 80
Settings, storing for seat, mir‐
rors, steering wheel 57
Shifting, automatic transmis‐
sion 72
Short commands 280
Shoulder support 49
Side airbags 88
Side View 118
Signaling, horn 12
Signals when unlocking 37
Sitting safely 48
Size 276
Ski bag 136
Slide/tilt glass roof 46
Smallest turning circle 277
Smoker's package 134
Snap-in adapter, mobile
phone 221
Snow chains 251
Socket 134
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐
nostics 258
Software applications,
iPhone 238
Software update 197
Everything from A to Z
Time of arrival 79
Tire damage 249
Tire identification marks 248
Tire inflation pressure 244
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 91
Tires, changing 250
Tires, everything on wheels
and tires 244
Tires, run-flat tires 251
Tire tread 249
Toll roads, route 160
Tone 170
Tool kit 260
Tools 260
Top View 119
Total vehicle weight 278
Tow fitting 269
Towing 268
Town/city, navigation 152
Tow-starting 268
TPM Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor 91
Traction control 99
TRACTION program, Dynamic
Driving Control 102
Traffic bulletins, naviga‐
tion 163
Traffic situation/gray card 164
Transmission, automatic 72
Transporting children
safely 61
Tread, tires 249
Treble, tone 170
Trip computer 79
Triple turn signal activa‐
tion 70
Trip odometer 77
Trunk lid 39
Trunk lid, automatic 40
Trunk lid, emergency unlock‐
ing 42
Trunk lid, hotel function 41
Trunk lid, manual opera‐
tion 40
Trunk lid via remote con‐
trol 37
Turning circle 277
Turning circle lines, backup
camera 116
Turn signals, front, bulb re‐
placement 261
Turn signals, operation 70
Turn signals, rear, bulb re‐
placement 263
U
Unintentional alarm 44
Units of measure 81
Universal remote control 132
Unlock button, automatic
transmission 73
Unlocking/locking from in‐
side 39
Unlocking/locking via door
lock 38
Unlocking/locking with remote
control 36
Updates made after the edito‐
rial deadline 6
Updating software 197
Upholstery care 272
USB audio interface 191
USB interface 138
V
Vanity mirror 60
Variable steering, Integral Ac‐
tive Steering 101
Vehicle battery 265
Vehicle battery, replacing 265
Vehicle, breaking in 144
Vehicle care 272
Vehicle identification number,
refer to Identification number
in the engine compart‐
ment 253
Vehicle jack 264
Vehicle paint 272
Vehicle storage 273
Vehicle wash 271
Ventilation 128
Ventilation, refer to Parked-car
ventilation 130
Version of the navigation
data 166
Video playback 181
Video playback, iPhone 193
Video playback, snap-in
adapter 193
Voice activation, mobile
phone 219
Voice activation, short com‐
mands 280
Voice activation system 25
Volume, setting 170
W
Warning lamps 14
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 82
Warning triangle 267
Washer fluid 72
Washer fluid reservoir, ca‐
pacity 279
Washer nozzles, wind‐
shield 72
Washer system 70
Washing, vehicle 271
Water on roads 145
Weather Band 174
Weights 278
Welcome lamps 84
Wheel base, vehicle 277
Wheel change 264
Wheels, changing 250
Wheels, everything on wheels
and tires 244
Wheels, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 91
Width with mirrors, vehi‐
cle 276
Window defroster, rear 127
Windows, powered 44
Windshield, climate con‐
trol 145
Windshield washer fluid 72
Windshield washer noz‐
zles 72
Windshield washer system 70
Windshield wiper 70
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At a glance
Windshield wipers, fold-out
position 72
Winter storage, care 273
Winter tires, suitable tires 251
Winter tires, tread 249
Wiper blades, replacing 260
Wiper fluid 72
Wiper system 70
Wood, care 273
Word match concept, naviga‐
tion 24
Wrench 260
Driving tips
X
xDrive 99
Xenon headlamps, bulb re‐
placement 261
Navigation
Y
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